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A New Day Dawning For the Tomato Industry

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  • 1970s

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  • 19:45; color; sound; V-48 CA062; S. 828

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  • This film starts with a "silent film" sequence of an old-time tomato farmer. Then, the film takes us through modern farming techniques in South Florida. The equipment and techniques are shown with migrant workers doing the labor. Viewers even see the living area provided for the workers. Packing is shown, including cleaning, grading, sizing, and boxing. Ethylene gas is supplied to ripen tomatoes before shipping. Produced by Patterson Studios; sponsored by Naples Tomato Growers Inc.

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