The great tomato dispute with Mexico continues
Florida tomato growers are disputing the term of a suspension agreement with Mexico. They are specifically watching how the Commerce Department might change the minimum imported price calculation.
A Texas lawmaker is urging the department to maintain the way reference pricing is determined, because it gives growers, distributors, and consumers predictability.
The Florida Tomato Exchange says that Mexico’s growers and their U.S. distributors ignore a 2019 agreement that protected U.S. growers from dumping.
The Fresh Produce Association says that the rules should not be up for reinterpretation and Congress is right to get involved.