Tomato Processor

Hot Tomato! Spotlight on America’s favorite fruit

It seems everywhere you look this year, there’s something new in tomatoes. It’s no real surprise, though, as tomatoes continuously rank as America... continue reading »

Iceland couple creates total tomato experience with greenhouse, restaurant

It’s hard to believe that a remote Icelandic agritourism business could draw 180,000 visitors in a year, but in 2019 it did. With a national pop... continue reading »

Drought hits Northern California hard, affecting processing tomato production

As California toils through a third consecutive drought year, many Sacramento Valley farmers, well known for supporting waterfowl that stop along the ... continue reading »

California processing tomato contracts up from last year

As of May 15, California’s tomato processors reported they have or will have contracts for 11.7 million tons of processing tomatoes for 2022. Th... continue reading »

Input costs, water supply hurting processing tomato growers

The supply chain’s weak links and California’s fickle winter weather are clouding the forecast for the state’s processing tomato growers. Aar... continue reading »

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Produce orgs urge government to address supply-chain problems

The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing Nov. 3 on the challenges facing the entire agricultural supply chain. As part of the hearing, a join... continue reading »

Center for Produce Safety to examine dust in pathogen transfer

Researchers have conducted significant research into the role of water in foodborne outbreaks and to a lesser extent, soil’s contribution, but the p... continue reading »

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Tomatoes, potatoes show resiliency to climate change in new study

A new study led by researchers at the University of Florida predicts that the supply chains for two of Americans' most popular plant-based foods — f... continue reading »

Heat has tomato crop running behind

Mother Nature may have cranked up the thermostat, but Sutter County, California, grower Dave Richter said he still expects his processing tomatoes to ... continue reading »

Lettuce, tomatoes taking up more space in US greenhouse veggie production

For over a decade, U.S. consumers have increased their demand for the year-round availability of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. The domestic produce... continue reading »