Salient to Investors:
An estimated nearly one out of two tomatoes eaten in the US comes from Mexico. Florida is the US’’s largest producer, followed by California. The risk of hurricanes in Florida makes it harder for growers there to set up greenhouse cultivation.
Gary Clyde Hufbauer at the Peterson Institute for International Economics said the trade dispute is being fought in the context of the presidential election, and Florida is a swing state.
Read the full article at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/28/business/global/tomatoes-are-ammunition-for-a-trade-war-between-us-and-mexico.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120928&_r=0