UPDATED: Florida agriculture and industry officials have asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to initiate traceback investigations of Mexican tomatoes with the tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV).
With a hint of possible trade retaliation against U.S. agricultural imports, Mexican industry leaders have warned that the current proposal from the U.S. create a new tomato suspension agreement is unacceptable.
The Packer's editor-in-chief Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss some of the big stories of the week, from the latest in China trade and tomato drama to the grocery ambitions of Amazon.
As the high-stakes Department of Commerce dumping investigation continues on U.S. imports of Mexican tomatoes, advocates for both U.S. and Mexican tomato growers are making their cases in the court of public opinion.
A Federal Register notice raises the possibility that growers of tomatoes in Florida and other states stand to receive some of the proceeds of the 17.56% anti-dumping duties paid by U.S. importers of Mexican tomatoes.