Florida tomatoes are at surplus levels because of the warm winter.
we’re live where the crops are as cheap as they’ve ever been. allison. >> Reporter: THIS IS WHAT YOU want to see this time of year, a nice, firm red tomato but this is what the farm is seeing right now because of a very warm winter and an early harvest isn’t the only problem. florida may be known for oranges but tomato is a number one crop. they’re planted every january with the highest hope. >> we hope to have a good season and pay off some of the debts we have. >> Reporter: THIS SEASON YOU only have to look as far as the ground on this tomato farm to see those hopes are a little bruised. >> the market has basically collapsed. >> Reporter: BECAUSE OF LABOR cost and regulations here, mex challenge tomatoes cost half of the florida tomato driving florida’s prices down, way down. >> you got to sell the stuff dirt cheap and you’re not making any money working 16 hours a day. >> it makes it