Tomato prices to stay high - The Packer

Tomato prices to stay high

06/18/2014 03:09:00 PM
Andy Nelson

By mid-June, the Ruskin/Palmetto Florida deals had wound down and production in Quincy, Fla., and Beaufort, S.C., was just getting started, Weisinger said.

And some growers in those areas did not expect bumper crops, he said.

On the West Coast, California production also was just getting going in mid-July, with one grower starting production the week of June 9 and “a handful” more June 16, Weisinger said.

Until Arkansas and other local deals ramp up, it will be a seller’s market, Weisinger said.


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carolyn    
Indiana  |  June, 20, 2014 at 06:00 AM

not sure where your shopping but field tomatoes in the east arent bringing enough to cover costs - and every store is having specials on Canadian or southwest hydroponic or "on the vine" for less than $1.75 a lb.

Chris Koger    
Lenexa, Kan.  |  June, 20, 2014 at 08:10 AM

Carolyn, As reported, those prices are USDA f.o.b.s from the areas listed on that day. Chris Koger News Editor

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