SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Have a Plant will succeed Fruits & Veggies — More Matters as the new consumer marketing message from the Produce for Better Health Foundation to promote fruit and vegetable consumption.
Debt-to-asset ratios are on the rise, working capital is eroding and farmers’ sentiments are on the decline. Despite the negativity surrounding prices and outlooks, Famer Mac is providing a voice of optimism.
Groups such as the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas and the Border Trade Alliance continue to make misleading statements about the U.S.-Mexico Tomato Suspension Agreement in an apparent attempt to muddy the waters and stoke fear among other agricultural sectors in the U.S.
The Produce for Better Health Foundation has chosen the companies and individuals whose support of the Fruit & Veggies — More Matters brand to increase consumption in 2018 warrants special recognition.
Growers and importers of Mexican tomatoes and segments of the U.S. tomato industry continue to spar over a Department of Commerce decision to end an agreement that holds an anti-dumping investigation at bay.