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U.S. citrus industry moves to quash USDA rule allowing Argentine lemon imports

November 10, 2017
The U.S. citrus industry last month moved to vacate an Agriculture Department rule allowing lemon imports from northwest Argentina. The industry argues that the rule – which says lemon imports from northwest Argentina must adhere to certain protocols and be subject to inspection upon arrival in the U.S. – was determined by the agency for political reasons as opposed to “the statutory design intended by Congress – which focuses on science.” The rule took effect on May 26 after being...

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