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Oppy begins Oceanside Pole tomato summer harvest

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Oppy is ushering in the summer season with highly-anticipated Oceanside Pole label roma and round tomatoes, with harvest underway and volume expected to peak in September and October.

Tomato price rise unrelated to pandemic

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Tomatoes volumes are in a downward trend in June, which is causing prices to be higher than previous years for June. Agtools analysis shows this is not related to the pandemic, but rather to the normal seasonal shift.

USDA proposes adding Romas to Florida tomato marketing order

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing changes to the handling requirements under the federal marketing order for tomatoes grown in Florida.

Markon Crops Report: Holiday demand returns for many items

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Many fruits and vegetables are starting to see stronger demand with some restaurants opening back up and Memorial Day holiday demand.

Markon crops report: Lettuce, strawberries offer high quality at low prices

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Most crops have a hard time adjusting to changing demand, so the pandemic, which shut down …

Tomato prices on the rise

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Tomato prices are on the rise as spring volumes are well below average. F.O.B.s from Mexico have doubled in the past several weeks.

As restaurants close, so goes lettuce and tomato demand

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Lettuce and tomato volumes and prices dropped in the past few weeks as consumer demand cratered following the shutdown of many of the nation’s restaurants.

COVID-19 hits Florida growers hard

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Florida points to spring as the prime season for many crops, and they’re being met with low demand. Not only that, but many crops there are grown primarily for foodservice.

Full speed ahead on border inspections of Mexican tomatoes

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Inspections on Mexican tomatoes crossing the United States border are scheduled to start in less than two weeks. That’s a good thing, said Dante Galeazzi, CEO/President of TIPA.

USDA says Mexican tomato inspections still set to begin April 4

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a reminder that the AMS will begin inspections of tomatoes coming into the United States from Mexico at border locations on April 4.