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Latest Fresh Produce Association of the Americas Stories

2013-02-01 12:25:15

NOGALES, Ariz., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- If the U.S. Department of Commerce refuses to accept good-faith concessions by Mexico's tomato-growing industry after months of negotiating a trade agreement, it signals a dangerous precedent that would have unintended consequences for U.S. jobs, said an industry group that fears a broad trade war could break out. "If the Commerce Department kills the tomato trade agreement, this will almost certainly threaten the livelihood of hundreds of...

2013-01-24 12:29:00

NOGALES, Ariz., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new pricing study finds that American consumers are facing a "tomato cliff" that will result in huge premiums for fresh tomatoes at the supermarket, or else they will be forced to go without fresh tomatoes, if the U.S. terminates a trade agreement with Mexico at the request of a group of Florida growers. If Mexican tomatoes are forced to withdraw from the U.S. market, prices for popular varieties such as hothouse tomatoes on the vine would...