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

November 10, 2017 at 8:06 AM
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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