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Agros Produce partners IFCO RPCs for tomatoes

- General News
Agros Produce LLC, the pioneer in the production of tomatoes grown in high-tech greenhouses in Mexico, has partnered with IFCO Systems, the world’s leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers for fresh food packaging.

USDA reduces size of Florida Tomato Committee

- General News
The USDA is amending the Florida Tomato Marketing Order to reduce membership of the Florida Tomato Committee from 12 to 10, extend the length of the terms of office from one to two years, and reduce the quorum requirements from eight to six.

Prices jump on Florida-grown commodities

- Analysis
Homestead, FL, was directly impacted by Tropical Storm Eta with heavy wind and rain. As a result, Tomatoes, Beans, Cucumbers and Squash, all commodities grown in Homestead, experienced a major jump in price.

Tomato prices rise, showing signs for strong Q4

- General News
The tomato industry has weathered the pandemic well, and this fall, both volume and prices are higher than the past two years.

ProduceIQ: Overall prices continue to drop

- Analysis
Predictably, industry prices fell further. The downward trend will likely continue this week as demand remains low. We have a bit more time before the Thanksgiving pull typically impacts demand.

ProduceIQ: Industry prices falling for Halloween

- Analysis
Prices have descended as production transitions South. Markets are expected to fall further the week before Halloween as new areas of production increase supply volume.

Florida group launches site to report Mexican tomato violators

- General News
Any information deemed credible will be forwarded to the U.S. Department of Commerce with a request to be treated under an Administrative Protective Order so that it will not be made public.

Nature Sweet faces the coronavirus

- Analysis
Recently we checked in with NatureSweet to see how they had been faring in the rocky months of 2020.

Mastronardi completes 5th EFI certification

- General News
Mastronardi Produce (sold under the SUNSET brand) has certified its fifth operation through Equitable Food Initiative.

Robotic harvesting: The future comes closer

- Analysis
The U.S. produce industry seems to be trapped in a race against time. Will it solve its labor difficulties—exacerbated but not created by the coronavirus—in time?