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Mexico gaining tomato allies

Some in U.S. favor imports

Posted: December 30, 2012 at 2:27 a.m.

Gloria Castenholz (right) purchases tomatoes at the Union Street Farmers Market in downtown Gainesville, Fla., in November. Florida tomato growers are leading an effort to curtail rules that make it easy for Mexican farmers to export their crops to the United States.

As tomato growers in Florida and some other states fight a 16-year-old agreement that they contend allows farmers in Mexico to export tomatoes at a price below their costs, the Mexican farmers are finding allies in the United States.

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