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.
While a chorus of business and industry leaders is fighting for Congressional approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, some sources believe the near-term outlook appears cloudy at best for the deal.
The Port of Virginia, Norfolk, expects to see imports of fruit from South America increase with the completion of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southeast In-Transit Cold Treatment Pilot program.
The latest fiscal 2019 trade estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture raise predictions for fresh produce imports compared with a November forecast but keep the estimate for fresh produce exports stable.
Americold Realty Trust, which owns and operates temperature-controlled facilities and infrastructure, has acquired PortFresh Holdings, which serves the fresh produce industry primarily through the Port of Savannah, Ga.
Florida legislators have gathered bipartisan support from dozens of House and Senate colleagues in a push to terminate the suspension agreement between the Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato growers.
Limoneira Co., Santa Paula, Calif., has entered into an agreement with FGF Trapani, a family-owned citrus operation in Argentina, acquiring 1,200 acres of lemons up front and another 1,200 over a three-year period.