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A slow start to new-crop Florida production and continued weather-related problems in Mexico put a dent in tomato volumes and size at the beginning of spring.

In the second half of March, Homestead, Fla.-based The DiMare Co. was beginning to see the effects of a February cold snap on its Immokalee, Fla., tomato crop, said Tony DiMare, vice president.

“Yields are starting to fall, size was down last week, and it’s down again this week,” DiMare said March 24, adding that warm March weather also was having effects.

“We’re basically having March weather in April.”

Rain and hail in Mexico and light production during the Florida transition led to a demand exceeding supplies in the second half of March, said Chuck Weisinger, president and chief executive officer of Fort Myers, Fla.-based Weis-Buy Farms Inc.

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