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California Tomato Growers Association

Professional or non-profit organisation

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  • Growers organisation

Contact details
2600 River Plaza Drive
Suite 210
95833, SACRAMENTO - California

1 916 925 02 25
1 916 925 02 13
Contact name : Mike Montna
Contact email : Click to see email address

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. 

In the news

California: CTGA, PTAB: figures for the 2023/2024 season

As they do every year in November, the professional organizations representing the upstream segments of the Californian processing tomato industry...
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California 2024 raw material price offers

The first proposals from both growers and processors endorse a reduction in the price of fresh tomatoes for the next season On December 1, 2023,...
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California: a study on costs for processing tomato growers - correction

Article initially published on 12  August 2023, republished on 22 August 2023 as the authors notified us that they found some errors in the...
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California: heading to a shortened growing season?

Prices for canned tomato goods could rise as California farms stay soggy after record rain. A shortened growing season could lead to higher prices...
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CTGA agreement for 2023 crop

On 30 January, CTGA announced it had reached a price agreement of $138.00 per ton with all processors for the 2023 season.  CTGA...
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California: CTGA, Price Exchange Offers in November

Towards a new substantial increase in reference prices  According to the bulletin released on November 23, 2022, the CTGA conducted on that...
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The 2022 Tomato News Conference: interview between Martin Stilwell and Mike Montna

Transcript of interview between Martin Stilwell and Mike Montna during the 2022 Tomato News Conference held in Parma on 25 October 2022...
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California: what does the future hold for tomato processing?

In a report produced in mid-October, the CNN television channel explained that California’s tomato farmers are getting squeezed by water...
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California: water, fuel, fertilizer issues impacting tomato farmers

The supply chain's weak links and California's fickle winter weather are clouding the forecast for the state's processing-tomato...
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California: 2022 Price Agreement Reached with ALL Processors

The CTGA has agreed to USD 105.00 per short ton (Euro 102.5 per metric tonne) with all processors for 2022.    1. Campbells Soup Company...
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California: increased demand is putting some extra pressure on tomato crops

“…the first year tomato processors have not been able to contract all the tons they need” According to California press (May...
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California: price agreed to USD 84.50 per ton for 2021

CTGA announced on March 23, 2021 it has reached the 2021 Price Agreement with all California processors.  The CTGA has agreed to USD 84.50...
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US processing industry: facts and comments on the coming 2021 season

“The takeaway is that we need to be very rigorous in making sure our 2021 pack is well-proportioned according to customer needs.”...
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Mike Montna elected President of WPTC

During its Annual General Meeting held online on 22 October 2020, WPTC members elected Mike Montna as President of WPTC. Mike Montna has been...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Covid-19: Official statement by CTGA

To Interested Parties regarding current COVID-19 situation  “Dear Interested Parties of California Processed Tomatoes: On behalf...
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