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US growers moving away from tomatoes despite higher prices

This article was originally published in Foodnews

CALIFORNIAN tomato growers will receive an increase in price from processors this season, which starts in June, in a bid to help cover the ever increasing input costs. Processors are now offering farmers an 11% increase to US$70 per (short) ton. The price was US$63/ton in 2007 and US$58/ton in 2006 (FOODNEWS 11 January).


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