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Mexican political leader speaks out for suspension agreement

A leading Mexican politician believes the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement may be in trouble without a renewed tomato suspension agreement.

Mexico’s protected agriculture growth harms Florida, study says

Ongoing investment in protected agriculture in Mexico will likely result in continued losses for the fruit and vegetable industry in Florida, according to a new report from the University of Florida.

Food safety truisms: trust, but verify

With the perishable nature of fresh produce, strong buyer-supplier relationships are critical to successfully get our foods from field to table.

Sunset brands sweep cocktail tomato category

Mastronardi Produce’s Sunset brand swept the cocktail tomato category and racked up top honors in nine categories at the 12th annual Leamington Greenhouse Competition.

NatureFresh Farms earns popular vote for tomatoes

NatureFresh Farms received numerous awards at the Greenhouse Vegetable Awards at the Leamington Fair.

Tale of the tape: changes in Florida and Mexican tomato shipments

 A simple inquiry — what has happened to fresh tomato shipments during the last decade, especially relative to Florida and Mexico?
Jun 04, 2019 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk, #Tomatoes

U.S. grower payday from Mexican tomato duty?

A Federal Register notice raises the possibility that growers of tomatoes in Florida and other states stand to receive some of the proceeds of the 17.56% anti-dumping duties paid by U.S. importers of Mexican tomatoes. 

FPAA names tomato division chairman as Member of the Year

Jimmy Munguia, the chairman of the tomato division for the FPAA, has been busy in recent months supporting the group’s position in favor of keeping a tomato suspension agreement in place.

Wholesum Arizona expansion to add organic volume in November

A new six-acre greenhouse expansion by Wholesum in Arizona will produce an estimate of 3.5 million pounds of organic beefsteak tomatoes.

Tennessee tomato grower forms partnership with Gargiulo Inc.

Smoky Mountain Family Farms, Newport, Tenn., has hired Jerry Simmons Jr. to handle on-site sales, and the company has formed a partnership with Gargiulo Inc., Naples, Fla.