Supply squeeze for tomatoes? Some fear new border checks could cause delays, higher prices

A new agreement requiring inspections of tomatoes from Mexico could lead to delays at the border and higher prices at the grocery store.

In this article published Sept. 24, 2019, in USA Today:

If you have huge backups at the border. you have less tomatoes coming in from Mexico ... so that might increase the price. But I think that would probably only be in the first few months until they get it figured out.


Troy Schmitz, professor in the Morrison School of Agribusiness