Retail prices for tomatoes could rise significantly if supply from Mexico drops Photo by Thinkstock

Retail prices for tomatoes could rise significantly if supply from Mexico drops. Photo by Thinkstock

Trade Group Warns of ‘Tomato Cliff’

WASHINGTON — A trade group argues that tomato prices would skyrocket if the Department of Commerce goes forward with terminating a trade agreement with Mexican tomato growers.

“A ‘tomato cliff’ is fast approaching,” said Lance Jungmeyer, president of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas trade group, in a press statement. “For all practical purposes, time is running out for the U.S. Department of Commerce to reach an agreement with Mexican growers on

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