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YAKIMA, Wash. - The escorts for Mexico President Vicente Fox have arrived at G-and-G Orchards in Yakima. Six busloads of farmworkers and others from elsewhere in the Yakima Valley, Wenatchee and the Tri-Cities were brought to the farm.  

The 700-acre cherry, apple and pear orchard and apple-packing warehouse is owned by Rene and Carmen Garcia. Their's is believed to be the only Hispanic-owned apple warehouse in Washington state. Rene Garcia says he plans to ask Fox for duty-free apple exports in Mexico, where U-S shippers pay a 46 percent tariff on Red and Golden Delicious apples. Mexico is the nation's top export market for apples.

Rene Garcia says he plans to ask Fox for duty-free apple exports in Mexico, where U-S shippers pay a 46 percent tariff on Red and Golden Delicious apples. Mexico is the nation's top export market for apples, but Rene Garcia is worried he won't have enough pickers for his crop.  

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