Politics & Government

September 23, 2008 6:00 AM

Compensation sought for tomato growers devastated by salmonella scare

Members of Congress from tomato-growing states have asked House leaders to consider providing $100 million to cover crop losses resulting from what many believe was the FDA's mishandling of the salmonella outbreak. This summer, eight Florida lawmakers introduced a different bill asking Congress to authorize $100 million in compensation for growers and others who lost business as a result of the FDA's consumer warnings.

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