USDA SEEKS FREE TRADE, SAFETY BALANCE

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Farming is an increasingly global industry, but the United States still must be on its guard to ensure it keeps tainted produce out of its market, according to Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman.le of weighing adherence to phytosanitary standards vs. free trade.Mexico has petitioned the USDA to permit Haas avocado imports, long banned for sale in the United States due to inadequate

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Farming is an increasingly global industry, but the United States still must be on its guard to ensure it keeps tainted produce out of its market, according to Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman.

le of weighing adherence to phytosanitary standards vs. free trade.

Mexico has petitioned the USDA to permit Haas avocado imports, long banned for sale in the United States due to inadequate pest controls there. Mexican growers say they've gone to great lengths t

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