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.
The Packer's editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss a few of the big topics of the week, from Mexican tomatoes to the Center for Produce Safety Symposium to a pair of giant produce displays.
While watermelons remained the No. 1 most searched commodity last week on Produce Market Guide, there was some reshuffling among the top items as cherries, tomatoes and radishes broke into the top five.
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.