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Florida tomato growers want NAFTA re-negotiations to reduce imports of tomatoes from Mexico. In testimony to the House Agriculture Committee July 26, 2017, the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association said that the cost of producing mature green tomatoes in Florida was $10 for a 25-pound box in 2016-17, and that Mexican producers violated an agreement not to sell similar tomatoes in the US for less than $8.30 a box.
Mexican tomato exports peak in the winter months, but Mexican producers using protected structures export tomatoes and other vegetables to the US year round. US imports of tomatoes increased from 1.2 billion pounds in 2000 to 3.2 billion pounds in 2016, while US tomato production decreased from 2.7 billion to 1.7 billion pounds over the same period.