Tomatoes/Peppers

Buchanan Blasts FDA for Tomato Recall

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan criticized federal officials for the cost of last June's tomato alert regarding Florida tomatoes. BradentonHerald.com more »

Local Tomato Growers Struggle With low Prices

Florida's tomato industry is being dealt another hard blow almost a year after becoming unfairly targeted for a salmonella outbreak caused by Mexican-grown peppers. BradentonHerald.com more »

Canadian Firm to Open Tomato Plant in Salinas Valley

The Salinas Valley isn't much suited to tomato-growing operations. The Herald more »

Tomatoes and Peppers Need Safe Handling

Tomatoes and peppers are under the food safety microscope, and growers need to do everything they can to keep the image clean. Leslie Bourquin, an associate professor at Michigan State University's Department of Food Science... more »

Early Tomatoes Come From Careful Nurturing

If you are shooting for the early tomato market, you'll plant an early variety, maybe 63 days. There is very little you can do to get that tomato ripe in less than 63 days –... more »

Why Buy Local?

My wife had just finished up her latest semester in college, and we decided to celebrate. It was a dark, gloomy night in December, but there was no stopping us crazy kids from a wild... more »

Farmers Eligible for USDA Pilot Project

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new pilot project on Tuesday that will allow producers in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin to plant such vegetables as cucumbers, green peas, lima beans, pumpkins,... more »

More Guilty Pleas in Tomato-processing Scandal

Purchasing managers for Kraft Foods and Frito-Lay have admitted taking a total of $318,000 in bribes from a broker at a major Central California tomato processor while arranging to buy the company's products at inflated... more »

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Vegetable Growers News January 2022 Issue

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