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130 to lose jobs as Green Valley Pecan plant grinds to halt

The pecan processing plant operated by FICO in Sahuarita will be closed by the end of the year, with 130 employees to be laid off. The Green Valley Pecan Company store will also close, company representatives said, but the farming operation will continue.... Read more»

Sahuarita Pecan Festival canceled: Blame it on tariffs, shaky markets, bad weather elsewhere

Shaky international markets, soaring tariffs and bad weather back East have left their mark on Sahuarita, all playing a role in the cancellation of the Pecan Festival. FICO, which owns 7,000 acres of pecan trees in Green Valley and Sahuarita, announced Friday that this year's festival is off.... Read more»

As tariffs take toll, Green Valley Pecan eyes cutbacks

As the tariff dispute between the U.S. and China drags on, the effects are starting to hit Green Valley Pecan Co., with dropping prices and mounting uncertainty.... Read more»

McCain holds closed-door 'town hall' Monday

U.S. Sen. John McCain held an apparent invite-only discussion in Tucson on Monday morning, although the event was billed as a "town hall." The 10:30 a.m. event was held at the headquarters of Unisource Energy, and reportedly included about 30 people. At least one interested in attending, perennial Green Party candidate Dave Croteau, was not allowed to enter.... Read more»