LATEST NEWS FROM Tomatoes

U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement USMCA
11:19AM Jul 22, 2020

Hearings set on trade practices that affect Florida, other states

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

Federal trade and agriculture officials have rescheduled hearings for growers to testify on how foreign trade is harming U.S. agriculture, with a focus on the effects of Mexican produce imports

00:24AM Jul 07, 2020

Vegetable gains lead May imports

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

U.S. imports of fresh fruits in May were down 10.4% compared with a year ago, while fresh vegetable imports jumped 17%, according to newly released statistics.

Packer Imports
14:46PM Jun 11, 2020

U.S. imports down sharply in April

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

The contraction of U.S. foodservice business in April because of the COVID-19 crisis apparently contributed to a steep fall in U.S. fruit and vegetable imports, according to new trade numbers.

07:32AM Mar 31, 2020

Pride and Pain: Farmer-Soldier Sacrifices for Country and Family

Chris Bennett
Technology and Issues Editor

Sacrifice: Joseph Sparacio will plant no seed and tend no crops in 2020. Instead, the farmer-patriot has left behind everything he loves to answer the call of duty.

12:24PM Mar 20, 2020

New inspections for Mexican tomatoes at border coming soon

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The U.S. Department will start inspecting Mexican tomatoes entering the U.S. on April 4, as part of the suspension agreement with the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.

18:40PM Feb 18, 2020

U.S. imports of both fruits and vegetables up in 2019, USDA reports

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

U.S. imports of both fruits and vegetables increased moderately in 2019, new trade figures reveal.

16:17PM Feb 13, 2020

Start of inspections on Mexican tomatoes brings worries about delays

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Federal and state agencies in Arizona and Texas are gearing up for the start of mandatory U.S. inspections of Mexican tomatoes on April 1, but worries remain about possible bottlenecks