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Grocers Say High Vegetable Prices Should Drop Soon

posted on March 25, 2011 at 11:03 AM

CHAMPAIGN, Ill (AP) -- A nearly 50 percent increase in vegetable prices that has sent shoppers reeling in the produce aisle should ease in the coming weeks as farmers send grocers more tomatoes, lettuce and other crops. Full Story

Florida Tomato Pickers Announce New Deal With Growers

posted on October 15, 2010 at 5:10 PM

MIAMI (AP) -- A group representing Florida farmworkers and one of the country's largest tomato growers said Wednesday they reached an agreement that will finally guarantee higher pay and better conditions for the workers. Full Story

Florida Tomato Farmers Have Surplus Despite Cold Snap

posted on June 4, 2010 at 2:06 PM

MIAMI (AP) -- Just months after a cold snap in Florida killed many tomato plants and sent supermarket prices skyrocketing, farmers have an unexpected surplus and prices have plummeted. Full Story

Two Florida Farms Agree to Pay Tomato Pickers More

posted on June 5, 2009 at 8:06 PM

MIAMI (AP) -- Two Florida farms have decided to participate in a deal to increase the wages of the state's tomato pickers in an agreement with a farmworker advocacy group and upscale Whole Foods Market, the grocery chain announced Thursday. Full Story

Salmonella Probe Adds Foods Served With Tomatoes

posted on July 4, 2008 at 8:07 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding to tomato confusion, the government is about to start testing numerous other types of fresh produce in the hunt for the source of the nation's record salmonella outbreak — even as it insists tomatoes remain the leading... Full Story

Kroger Expands Ground Beef Recall to 20 States

posted on July 4, 2008 at 8:07 PM

CINCINNATI(AP)- First it was the tomatoes. Now it's the beef. Fourth of July picnic tables are getting a careful look as familiar hamburgers are feared to be among the tainted ingredients in separate food safety scares. Full Story

Mexico Tomato Growers Say Warning Unfair

posted on June 13, 2008 at 8:06 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican growers and their government on Wednesday called a U.S warning against certain types of their tomatoes unjust, saying it has brought exports to a halt and could cripple Mexico's $900 million industry. Full Story

Worker Shortage Ends Crop

posted on March 28, 2008 at 8:03 PM

Saying the nation's immigration system is broken, Pennsylvania's largest grower of fresh-to-market tomatoes announced Monday he will no longer produce the crop because he can't find enough workers to harvest it. Full Story

A Tomato Sauce Of A Different Color

posted on October 27, 2006 at 8:10 PM

Researchers at Oregon State University are fine-tuning a purple tomato that doesn't just look cool, but could also be better for you. Full Story

Seeds in Space

posted on May 26, 2006 at 8:05 PM

Students from northern Ohio are receiving a science lesson that's out of this world by growing tomatoes from seeds taken to outer space. Full Story

Hurricanes Decimate Florida Tomatoes, Citrus

posted on January 13, 2006 at 8:01 PM

The effects of the 2005 hurricane season are readily apparent in the Florida tomato and citrus crops of 2006. Full Story

McDonald's Asked To Help Boost Pay For Pickers

posted on November 25, 2005 at 8:11 PM

Can higher tomato prices mean higher wages for the tomato picker? Full Story

FDA Rejects Proposal to Advertise Lycopene Benefits

posted on November 11, 2005 at 8:11 PM

The Food and Drug Administration this week denied petitions by American Longevity and the Lycopene Health Claim Coalition to advertise cancer-reduction claims on tomato products. Full Story

New Rules Issued on Methyl Bromide Use

posted on December 17, 2004 at 8:12 PM

The Bush administration announced new rules this week to allow U.S farmers who grow tomatoes, strawberries, and other crops to continue using methyl bromide, an ozone-depleting pesticide that had been scheduled to be phased out worldwide next year. Full Story

U.S. Seeks Another Delay in Methyl Bromide Phaseout

posted on November 26, 2004 at 8:11 PM

U.S farmers who grow tomatoes and strawberries might have to cut back more than they planned on the use of an ozone-depleting pesticide. Full Story
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