South Florida’s shrinking agriculture industry fights to stay in the game | Miami Herald

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In South Florida, there are fewer tomatoes, nuts and ‘row’ crops now being grown than there were about two decades ago. Meanwhile, nurseries are at an all-time high.

The bright crimson tomatoes wilted in the South Florida heat, then rotted right on the vine.

It had been weeks since anyone ordered tomatoes from Sal Finocchiaro’s farm in Homestead, forcing him to hire workers to pick thousands of them, throw them in the soil and run over them with a tractor.
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