The Fresh Produce Industry in Santa Cruz County, Arizona: Local, State, & National Economic Contributions

2023-05-30T17:32:42+00:00May 30th, 2023|Categories: Studies, Uncategorized|

By Dari Duval, Ashley Bickel, George Frisvold Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension July 2022 Fresh fruit and vegetable commodities became the highest-value category of imports through the Nogales port of entry as of 2020, surpassing motor vehicles and vehicle parts as the top category. This study [...]

ADOT : Work With Transportation Companies to Eliminate Violations

2023-03-23T22:55:59+00:00March 23rd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

This information provided courtesy of ADOT The Arizona Department of Transportation Enforcement Compliance Division (ADOT ECD) says that there are higher than normal instances of trucks attempting to cross the border with out-of-service violations, overweight trucks without a permit, and certain repeated less severe violations that are not being addressed.  While more than 90 percent of [...]


2023-03-23T22:51:01+00:00March 23rd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

The FPAA Grape Division and the Arizona Department of Agriculture Federal-State Inspection Service met on Monday, February 27. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss current issues and updates prior to the start of the grape season. The Arizona Department of Agriculture is in the process of hiring approximately 100 inspectors to be ready [...]

National Organic Standards Board Spring Meeting 2023

2023-02-23T18:26:46+00:00February 23rd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

This content provided courtesy of USDA. The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) generally meets twice each year in a public forum to discuss and vote on recommendations to the USDA. These recommendations help the Department develop and refine the organic standards. The in-person meeting will be webcast live for those who cannot travel. Should circumstances [...]

USDA Seeks Nominations For National Watermelon Promotion Board

2023-02-23T18:04:35+00:00February 23rd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

This content provided courtesy of the U.S department of agriculture The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations of qualified watermelon producers, handlers, importers, and one public member for nine seats on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. The Secretary of Agriculture will appoint individuals to succeed members whose terms of office expire on Dec. [...]