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The California Tomato Growers Association (CTGA) was formed in 1947 as a service association for growers of processing tomatoes. Its primary functions were to recruit field labor for tomato growers, set price rates for workers and hire attorneys to advise growers on the Bracero farm worker program. Today, the CTGA is involved in every phase of the state's processing tomato industry, from establishing a fair price to involvement with international trade, and assisting growers with all aspects of their production and marketing.
The CTGA is an association of California processing tomato growers that provides economic, public policy and business leadership for the benefit of growers and the industry. The Association represents grower interests through services to its members including bargaining, communications and advocacy to ensure the stability, viability and prosperity of the industry.
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California: hauling concerns but good yields
Despite new hurdles to jump, most local sectors report good yields
Like most every other part of life, the agricultural industry has felt the...
California: Price agreement signed with five processors
In its bulletin dated 3 August, CTGA announced a 2020 price agreement was reached with the following processors.
The CTGA has agreed to field...
California: Summary of current market conditions and rising costs
“Grower’s revenue needs to increase to cover the cost and risk of the crop”
On June 26, the CTGA published a long press...
California: COVID-19 pandemic adds turmoil to tomato season
The 2020 tomato crop is being planted into a world of uncertainty.
"I guess we're gambling right now," said Aaron Barcellos, who...
California: proposed prices for 2020 season
On 13 December, the CTGA conducted an exchange of offers with eight processors for the 2020 growing season. The offers range from USD 71.00 to...
Covid-19: Official statement by CTGA
To Interested Parties regarding current COVID-19 situation
“Dear Interested Parties of California Processed Tomatoes:
California: Weather reduces size of 2019 crop
California's processing tomato harvest is all but done, and this time Mother Nature helped herself to a sizable piece of it.
California 2019 Price Agreement
On 30 July, the CTGA announced it has agreed to USD 75 per short ton (Euro 74.17 per metric Tonne) with the following processors:
2019 price agreement for some California processors
On July 18, the CTGA has agreed a price of USD75 per short ton (USD82.7 per metric tonne or 74.2 euro per metric tonne) with the...
CTGA: December 21st Price Exchange Offers
On 21 December 2018, the CTGA conducted an exchange of offers with eight processors for the 2019 growing season. The offers range from USD...
California partial 2018 price agreement
On July 27, 2018, the California Tomato Processors Assocation (CTGA) has reached a price agreement for the 2018 season with the...
California: 2018 price agreement reached with Stanislaus Food Products
According to the latest CTGA’s Tomato Bulletin, a price agreement was reached with Stanislaus Food Products for the 2018 season. The CTGA has...
California: diseases still a focal point
California tomato farmers look to rebound in coming year
The combination of heavy rainfall last winter, followed by extreme summer heat,...
California: first steps for 2018 price discussions
In its bulletin dated 29 November, the CTGA (California Tomato Growers Association) released the first nine proposals it has exchanged with...
California: Final state of the harvest as of 28 October
According to the final California Tomato Tonnage report released on 31 October by CLFP, 2017 total production was 10,463,554 short tons (sT) or...
California: State of the harvest as of 13 October
PTAB projects the harvest will conclude by October 21st with a total of 10,463,000 tons harvested. A projected number of 157,000 tons to be...
California: State of the Harvest as of 7 October
The week ending October 7th is projected to harvest 441,000 short tons (sT) (or 400,031 metric tonnes (mT)) and week ending October 14th is...
California: State of the harvest as of 16 September
Slow and small harvest…
Week ending September 9th yielded 846,111 short tons (sT) (767,500 mT). Week ending September 16th is projected...
California: Extreme heat could damage crop
“We have to wait until harvest to know the effect of heatwave”
Growers of processing tomatoes are waiting to see whether the...
June 2017 - News in brief
California: comments on price and season
Products, Firms & Organizations
Commenting on the agreement (USD 70.50 per ton) reached in early...
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The Tomato News Online Conference - 17 November 2020
As most industry events had to be cancelled in 2020, Tomato News is organising a half day online conference to discuss the current situation of the...
17/11/2020 to 17/11/2020