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Australia allows California grape exports

Table grapes from California have earned some new customers, in Western Australia, according to the California Farm Bureau Federation.

The provincial government in Western Australia has allowed California table grapes to be imported under the same rules that exist for the rest of the nation.

Grape growers in Western Australia had resisted the imports, which will enter the nation during Australia's off-season. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it helped negotiate the expansion of the Australian market.

Compiled by Cathy Bussewitz. Submit items to cathy.bussewitz@pressdemocrat.com.

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