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Mexican Fruit Fly Quarantine Area in Texas

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service established a Mexican fruit fly ( quarantine in the Palmview area of Hidalgo County, Texas, applying safeguarding measures and restrictions on the interstate movement or entry into foreign trade of regulated articles from this area.

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