Lighthizer Promises Help for Southeast Tomato Growers

Clint Thompson Trade, Vegetables

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer promises tomato growers in the southeast United States that he will address their concerns about imported Mexican tomatoes. Trade Vistas Dot Com says American producers are upset about the surging numbers of Mexican tomato imports under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade. The United States is the second-largest producer of tomatoes in the world, but with …


Getting to the Bottom of Why Those Tomatoes Aren’t Ripening

Dan This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Getting to the bottom of why those tomatoes aren’t growing in your garden.That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Nothing is more frustrating than seeing the green fruits bursting on the vine but refusing to turn red. When you’re tomatoes aren’t ripening it’s usually not your fault. Some reasons that might be the root cause, include temperatures being too …

Georgia Produce Safety Program Still Helping Growers

Clint Thompson Fruits, Georgia, Vegetables

Due to travel restrictions from COVID-19, the Georgia Department of Agriculture Produce Safety Program suspended its Grower Training Classes for now. But it is still available to help growers with a variety of information. Produce Safety Education and Outreach Coordinator, Maggie Brown, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman they are doing inspections and have started offering their On Farm Readiness Reviews …