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11/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Workers directly hired by farmers declined 10% in October and wages were up 1%, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture farm labor report. Read more details from the report from this Packer article.

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11/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
Round, Roma, Plum, and Grape: The Roma market remains firm and supply gaps are still expected over the next 10-14 days due to weather impacts in Central Mexico, Florida and Baja. We expect to see a firm Roma market through Christmas. Round tomatoes,grape tomato and cherry tomato supplies are expected to remain steady on both coasts. It is possible to see lighter supplies next week out of Florida on round tomatoes due to recent cold weather.

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11/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a new formula to calculate fee increases for fruit and vegetable inspections and other Agricultural Marketing Service functions. Read more on the formula from this Packer article.

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11/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
The Food and Drug Administration sampling program and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Pesticide Data Program have room for improvement in the way they collect and share data on pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables and other food, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. Read more on the study from this Grower article.

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11/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Lipman has started harvesting one specialty tomato variety and plans to begin harvesting another after Thanksgiving. Read more on tomato production from this Packer article.

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11/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
South Texas got hit with heavy rains - as much as 20 inches - during the summer, yet concerns about a lack of water continue to flood the region's fresh produce industry. Read more on the concern from this Packer story.

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11/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
Without labor to harvest them, some Salinas Valley crops were abandoned in the field this year. They never made it to the cooler, much less to retail. Read more on the impact of the labor shortage from this Packer article.

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11/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
Florida's fall tomato season is producing smaller-than-normal supplies and buyers shouldn't expect bigger volumes to begin until around Thanksgiving. Read more on tomato volumes from this Packer article.

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11/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
Heavy rains that struck during fall plantings should produce lighter-than-normal early volume of Florida tomatoes, sweet corn and green beans. Read more on early volumes from this Packer article.

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11/6/2014 12:00:00 AM
The tomato market continues to remain strong on round tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and grape tomatoes. The Roma market has eased up some although some rain in the growing area has slowed production slightly. Round tomato production continues to decline and is expected to finish early next week. Florida production is slow to start due to rain causing delays in harvesting and ripening. Round production has been affected and will be delayed due to late season rain. Grape and cherry production will remain light on the East Coast, while production will begin to improve from Baja and central Mexico.

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