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Recent Updates

  1. Iron in Drinking Water

    May 21, 2021

    Iron occurs naturally in rocks and soil, which easily dissolves in water. Iron is therefore commonly found in well water.
  2. Foreign-Trade Zones: Helping Companies Compete Globally

    May 6, 2021

    Foreign-trade zones (FTZs) are sites within the United States that are legally considered outside of United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) territory for the purpose of duties. They were created by Congress in 1934, as a part of New Deal legislation, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce. Under the 1934 law, companies can apply to designate their domestic facilities as zones, wherever they are located (Hwang 2019). FTZs allow goods to be brought into the site duty-free and without formal customs entry (Atwood 2020). According to the U.S.
  3. Sour Rot Disorder of Grape

    Apr 13, 2021

    Sour rot of grape is a disorder causing the breakdown of ripening berries rendering them unsuitable for wine production. Sour rot is caused by insect-associated microbes that expedite berry decay following entry through a wound. Many disorders, including sour rot, result in disease-like symptoms that can cause yield losses or reduce crop quality.