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ProduceIQ: Abnormal weather with even higher produce prices

- Analysis
Week #20 coverage is brought to you by scorching heat, a freak snowstorm, and a megadrought.

ProduceIQ: Industry index reaches its highest price point

- Analysis
Merriam-Webster, we have a nomination for 2022's word of the year, inflation. Rising costs are haunting the conscience of the ordinary consumer as they avoid eye contact with the fuel meter at the gas station and warily wander the isles of their neighborhood grocery.

Tomato prices strengthen as supplies transition to U.S.

- General News
The Mexican tomato season is winding down causing Roma and vine-ripe prices to rise.

Wholesum offers spring organic tomato pack

- General News
Wholesum, Fair Trade Certified growers and shippers of organic fresh produce, is announcing the launch of a Spring-themed sustainable pack of organic, Fair Trade Certified tomatoes on the vine.

Lipman Family Farms to feature Crimson tomato at Southern Exposure

- General News
At the peak of Florida’s growing season, Lipman Family Farms will showcase its Crimson tomato and other fresh produce at Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure conference next week.

Fact Check: Calling something unfair doesn’t make it so

- Analysis
The following is a letter to the editor from Lance Jungmeyer, President of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas

GRAPHIC: Plum tomato volume rises on strong demand

- Analysis
Tomato sales have been strong the past several years, and the plum variety leads the way. Annual volume has grown by one-third in the last year alone to make it the most popular variety in the category in the U.S.

Tomatoes: Ongoing Innovation

- Produce Blueprints
When it comes to growing tomatoes, most believe technology will continue to play a leading role, due in large part to the chronic shortage of labor in the industry.

Tomato trends at retail

- Produce Blueprints
The pandemic changed the dynamics of nearly every aspect of business and industry, and this was certainly true when it comes to the buying and selling of tomatoes.

Tomatoes: China’s Role

- Produce Blueprints
China is not only the largest producer of tomatoes worldwide, but it is also the top exporter of tomato paste, accounting for 40 percent of global trade.