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12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Of roughly 10,000 samples of mostly produce collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several state agricultural departments in 2013, more than 99% had pesticide residues below Environmental Protection Agency tolerances. Read more on pesticide residues from this Grower article.

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12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Faculty members of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have looked into their crystal ball and come up with food trends they see for 2015. Read more details from their list from this Grower article.

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12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
The latest Sunkist Citrus Hacks video focuses on substituting lemon for salt in cooking. Find out more on the video and watch it through this Packer link.

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12/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
Toward the end of 2011, Mark Hoddle, an entomologist at the University of California, Riverside, first released into a citrus grove on campus a batch of Pakistani wasps that are natural enemies of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), the vector of a bacterium that causes Huanglongbing (HLB), a lethal citrus disease. Read more on the predator from this UCR Today article.

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12/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
The Arizona Department of Agriculture has quarantined two new parts of the state because of Asian citrus psyllid and has warned residents about shipping citrus fruit and citrus trees. Read more on the expanded quarantine area from this Packer article.

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12/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
U.S. imports of fruits and vegetables will continue to outpace exports, according to the latest government forecast. Read more on import and export expectations from this Packer article.

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12/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
The latest survey shows the Sunshine State's citrus production remains unchanged across all varieties except for the specialty fruit or tangerines and tangelos. Read more on citrus production from this Packer article.

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12/3/2014 12:00:00 AM
An improving outlook for rain and snow in California has prompted an increase in the state water project's initial allocation to 10%. But regulators and trade groups expect no quick end to drought conditions, and federal allocations are yet to be announced. Read more on water allocations from this Packer article.

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11/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Workers directly hired by farmers declined 10% in October and wages were up 1%, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture farm labor report. Read more details from the report from this Packer article.

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11/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
Despite severe, persistent drought in California, there should be plenty of mandarins to meet Christmas demand. Read more on the supply of California citrus, potatoes, and cranberries from this Packer article.

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