Louisiana’s Citrus Hub Has Struggled With Hurricanes, Erosion, Aging Farmers; What’s Next?

January 4, 2021 Halle Parker, Nola.com

Ironically, perhaps, the qualities that once made Plaquemines Parish so attractive for citrus farmers — its southerly latitude and nearness to warm Gulf waters, which made it Louisiana’s most temperate growing area — have increasingly made it more vulnerable to coastal erosion and hurricanes.

Pharr, TX Produce Companies Saw Money, Produce Go to Waste in 2020

January 4, 2021 Iris Karami, KVEO

Pharr’s international bridge is a main port of entry for production companies in the Rio Grande Valley, but this year companies saw trade come to a halt.