California Grape & Tree Fruit League (CGTFL) is a
voluntary, nonprofit agricultural trade association
that represents fresh grapes, berries and deciduous
tree fruit grown in California. CGTFL is the key
public policy organization that represents the needs
and interests of its members by advocating on behalf
of its members on legislative and regulatory issues,
at state, federal, and international levels.
Through the daily presence of the League’s
representatives in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.,
the organization actively monitors legislative and
regulatory activity on such issues as farm labor,
crop protection materials, marketing requirements,
environmental resources, trade, packaging,
transportation and other issues of importance.
The League is one of the oldest agricultural trade
associations in California, with its origins dating
back to 1921 when the California Grape Growers and
Shippers Association was formed by tree fruit
growers in Northern California.
The League’s membership is comprised of
approximately 300 members, including growers,
shippers, and marketers of fresh grapes, berries and
deciduous tree fruit, and it also includes
associates members who are indirectly involved with
these commodities (for example, labeling equipment,
container/packaging suppliers, commodity groups).
The membership is primarily located in the San
Joaquin Valley, though there are members located as
far north as Lake County and as far south as
Coachella Valley. The League-represented commodities
include apricots, apples, berries, cherries, figs,
kiwis, nectarines, peaches, pears, persimmons,
plums, quince, and fresh grapes.