TOMATO GROWERS SEEK IMPORT TARIFFS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Florida tomato growers have asked the federal government to levy punitive tariffs against Mexican tomatoes, arguing that Mexican growers are flooding the United States with volumes of below-market-priced products.In asking the International Trade Commission for relief, Florida growers are acting on a long-simmering complaint about their only rival for winter and spring tomato sales

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Florida tomato growers have asked the federal government to levy punitive tariffs against Mexican tomatoes, arguing that Mexican growers are flooding the United States with volumes of below-market-priced products.

In asking the International Trade Commission for relief, Florida growers are acting on a long-simmering complaint about their only rival for winter and spring tomato sales in the United States.

Florida growers said Mexico's economic crisis, which

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