DALLAS — The combination of the early February freeze in Mexico and recent freezes in Florida and Texas has limited U.S. vegetable supplies and driven prices higher. Wholesale prices for Mexican vine-ripe tomatoes sold in Chicago went up from $12 to $14 per 25-pound carton in early February to $28 to $34 per carton this week, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's online agriculture portal. Prices for Mexican green bell peppers have also skyrocketed. One and 1/9 bushel cartons ...
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