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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.
In the news
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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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...
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...
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.”...
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...
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...