Tomato growers sue USA because of 2008 losses - The Packer

Tomato growers sue USA because of 2008 losses

08/02/2013 01:02:00 PM
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jack    
Texas  |  August, 02, 2013 at 05:15 PM

This is too funny....The FDA refused to put a ban on product for fear that the insurance companies would be dinged....Instead, they issued a "warning" that all but killed the tomato business... BUT, the people who lost their butts were the repackers who had to dump thousands of packages, and got no compensation..., not the domestic growers.....Also, as I recall, it was the florida guys who blamed everyone else in the world for the problem, from moment one.....The REPACKERS ought to be suing the FDA....the growers shouldn't get a nickel...they already get enough welfare from the government...

Wade    
Florida  |  August, 03, 2013 at 09:33 AM

The repackers use the growers as their "welfare" system. When the repackers dumped the tomatoes, they didn't pay the growers. Buy a load at one price, market goes down, cut the invoice.

Julian Asanchez    
August, 04, 2013 at 02:14 AM

Always trying to blame somebody Always!! First they blamed the mexicans . Now isla the goverment. They should stop complaining. Stop being Kitties (pu)! And They should start to get to workpad hardware anda investigación in infrastructure. Greenhouses and stuff. The only people making money importante florida aré the lawyers!! Maybe you allí growers should start your own law firm!!

John    
Florida  |  August, 05, 2013 at 03:17 PM

Jack, you clearly do not know much about the agriculture industry. Tell me, exactly what welfare do tomato growers receive from the government? Tomatoes are not subsidized like certain grains and sugar. Tomato growers assume ALL the risk and ALL the expense.

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