This Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 photo released by the University of Massachusetts Amherst media relations website shows a fruit salad prepared on campus, and weighing more than 15,000 pounds. (AP Photo/University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

UMass students feast on 15,000-pound fruit salad

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — In what’s become an annual tradition, the University of Massachusetts celebrated the start of the new academic year with a delicious, healthy, record-breaking dish. About 500 students and staff at the […]


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Fruit fly quarantine in Orange, LA counties

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State officials have declared an oriental fruit fly quarantine in a 130-mile zone of Orange and Los Angeles counties. The California Department of Food and Agriculture said Wednesday the pests have […]


Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California. (AP Photo)

Hearst Castle donates oranges to poor

SAN SIMEON, Calif. (AP) – Oranges harvested at Hearst Castle are being donated to needy families across San Luis Obispo County.
The Tribune reports landscapers at Hearst Castle are plucking two tons of fruit from the sprawling state park’s 120 trees.


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Calif. citrus growers appear to have beaten frost

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Citrus growers in California’s Central Valley appear to have escaped with little or no crop damage after a series of unusually cold nights.


Elephant Weevil found at Long Beach port

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A shipment of Australian oranges bound for Florida was seized at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex, because an elephant weevil was found in the shipping container, Customs and Border Protection […]



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