On March 17, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) issued a second 60-day stay on the effective date of its final rule, published on December 23, 2016, to allow the importation of fresh lemons from northwest Argentina into the continental United States. 

No details were provided in the announcement as to the reason for the second 60-day stay.

Jeff Janas

Last Friday, Western Growers teamed with partner Arizona agriculture organizations to host an agricultural tour for a bi-partisan group of legislative interns from the Arizona House and Senate. The tour, which took place at facilities west of downtown Phoenix, is an annual event designed to educate up-and-coming young professionals on the importance of agriculture in Arizona.

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