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Statements pour in on U.S.-Mexico tomato agreement

Numerous produce industry and other groups have issued statements in the wake of a new agreement setting floor prices for Mexican tomatoes sent to the U.S.

Inspection provision in Mexico tomato deal draws critics

The relief of reaching a new  tomato suspension agreement between Mexican tomato growers and the Department of Commerce has come with misgivings about the effect of mandatory inspections at the border.

Mucci Farms acquires controlling interest in Orangeline Farms

Mucci Farms, Kingsville, Ontario, has acquired a controlling interest in greenhouse grower Orangeline Farms, Leamington, Ontario, and plans more expansion in the U.S. and Canada.

UPDATED: Deal struck between Commerce Department, Mexican growers

(UPDATED, 1:28 p.m.) Mexican tomato growers and the U.S. Commerce Department struck a deal for a new tomato suspension agreement late Aug. 20.

Mastronardi partnership to build greenhouses in Middle East

Mastronardi Produce Ltd., Kingsville, Ontario, in a partnership with John Paul DeJoria, is planning a greenhouse project in the Middle East to distribute fruits and vegetables to the region.

Guatemalan heirloom tomatoes available year-round

Growers of heirloom tomatoes in Guatemala are looking to the U.S. as a growth market.

Syngenta introduces YOOM, a purple-skinned tomato

Syngenta is introducing a purple-skinned cocktail tomato, called YOOM, to North American growers.

Sunset’s Sprinkles Tomatoes and Qukes: tiny but mighty

It’s back-to-school time, and Mastronardi Produce’s Sunset brand has new healthy snacks suitable for lunchboxes.

Tomato negotiations sour

Negotiations on a new tomato suspension agreement were stuck in neutral in early August, with a danger of slipping into reverse.

Rubio anticipates conclusion of Mexican tomato investigation

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement Aug. 8 regarding the ongoing antidumping investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico.
Aug 08, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Tomatoes, #Mexico, #Florida