Chains' offer to pay more for tomatoes is rejected

MIAMI Florida’s largest group of tomato growers is urging its members not to accept an extra penny per pound for tomatoes sold to McDonald’s, Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut and other chains that have agreed to pay the surcharge for the benefit of field workers.

Florida Tomato Growers Exchange officials said they believe participating in such deals could leave members open to racketeering and antitrust charges. The growers also voiced fears that McDonald’s and other

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