Citrus Group Sues USDA Over Lemons

Taylor Hillman Citrus

A group of California citrus growers has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The U.S. Citrus Science Council issued a press release claiming the rule to allow Argentinian lemons into the U.S. violates the Plant Protection Act the House Agriculture Committee passed in 2000. Argentinian lemons haven’t been allowed in the U.S. since 2001. The Obama …


Argentine Lemons Entering U.S. Market Despite Objections

Dan Fruits & Vegetables, Industry News Release

The Trump administration is moving to permanently allow Argentine lemons to enter the U.S. market. This is despite objections from California citrus growers and warnings of dire consequences for California lemons, including exposing the industry to new pests and diseases. “It is evident that the California citrus industry is the pawn in a greater trade deal between the Trump administration …

CCM Response to Argentinian Lemon Rule

Dan Citrus, Industry News Release 0 Comments

USDA Delivers Lump of Coal to California Lemon Growers for Christmas Blatantly ignoring comments from scientists and technical advisors at the National Plant Board, California Department of Food & Agriculture and members of the California citrus industry, USDA and the Obama Administration have published a proposal to allow Argentine lemons into the United States from pest and disease infested areas. …


Lemons from Argentina Allowed for Import

Dan Citrus, Industry News Release 3 Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is publishing a final rule to allow the importation of fresh lemon fruit from northwest Argentina into the continental United States. Over the last 10 years, APHIS has thoroughly reviewed Argentina’s citrus production and packing practices and fully evaluated pest risks to U.S. agriculture. The review included …