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  • State growers eye pause to Mexican avocado imports

    Ching Lee, California Farm Bureau Federation|Updated Jul 4, 2024

    With the supply of Mexican avocados tapering off and prices rising, California growers of the buttery fruit have ramped up harvest, hoping to send the bulk of their crop to the market while it remains strong. They may see prices jump even higher if the U.S. Department of Agriculture does not immediately resume full inspections of avocados from the Mexican state of Michoacan, the global epicenter of avocado production. U.S. government officials confirmed late last week that USDA inspectors will “gradually” return to pac...