Tomatoes/Peppers

Florida Eases Truck Weight Rules To Save Crops from Freeze

Florida farmers can use bigger trucks to haul their crops to safety, thanks to an emergency declaration from Florida Governor Charlie Crist. Weight restrictions were eased yesterday by executive order and will remain in effect... more »

Diluted Seawater Boosts Nutritional Content of Tomatoes

You can grow a healthier tomato by watering it with diluted seawater, a new study shows. Fox29 WFLX TV more »

Ohio Sweet Corn

McMaster Farms grows and sells 250 acres of fresh sweet corn in Columbiana, Ohio. In addition, McMaster Farms runs about 100 acres of sweet corn from a neighboring farm through its packing shed, which also... more »

Tomato Broker Pleads Guilty to Bribery

A New Jersey man pleaded guilty Tuesday to price-fixing and manipulation of the market for California processing tomatoes. Sacramento Business Journal more »

Specter of Slavery Persists in Fields

In recent years, The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has made headlines - as recently as last week - by convincing fast-food restaurants to increase pay for Florida tomato pickers. news-press.com more »

FBI Probes Central Valley Firm for Racketeering

American consumers paid inflated prices for tomato-based products such as sauces, soups and salsas, and in some cases they ate food that didn't match the quality advertised on labels, because of corruption at a major... more »

Tomato Industry Recovering From Salmonella Scare

On the rebound from a salmonella scare last spring, local tomato growers have a fresh crop going to market. BradentonHerald.com more »

High Tunnels Yield Healthier, Prettier Produce

Fred Forsburg's tomatoes are perfect - tough to do in a certified organic operation where no pesticides, herbicides or fungicides are used. The Livonia farmer's secret: growing tomatoes in high tunnels. PhysOrg.com more »

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