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U.S. Seeks Global Blueberry Probe as Trump Courts Farmers

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agricultural specialist examines blueberries from Mexico.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agricultural specialist examines blueberries from Mexico.

Photographer: David Maung/Bloomberg
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The Trump administration is asking the International Trade Commission to open a Section 201 probe into whether a surge in blueberry imports in recent years is harming U.S. growers of the fruit.

The move was touted by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative as part of President Donald Trump’s effort to help farmers. It follows a recent request for an investigation of Mexican blueberries.