FROM: W. P. Thomas
TO: Director -illl&m Peterson
DATS: July 7, 1938
3UBJKCT: Purchase of surplus tomatoes in Utah by the federal Government.
Report of the conference held at Ogden, Utah on July 3, 1938
by the representatives of the Utah Canners* Association,
Utah Canning Crops Association, Agricultural Adjustment administration, and the Utah itate Agricultural College.
Those in attendance at the masting were:
Banks Colllngs, General Crops Ejection, Agricultural .adjustment
Administration, U, S. Department of /agriculture.
Frank A. Jugler, Pres., Utah Canners* Ass'n; Geneva Canning C uapany.
Harvey F. Cahlll, -Secretary, Utah Canners* Association.
George Holt, President, Utah Canning Crops Association.
A. K, Chambers, Secretary, Utah Canning Crops Association.
Alvin P.. Moss, Woods Cross Canning Company.
H. J. Barnes, Kaysville Canning Company.
aobert C. flye
¥. P. Thomas, Utah State Agricultural College
General problems, on sale of tomato, pack.
Since 1932 the trend in tomato production has been decidedly upward
(Table 1). The acreage planted to tomatoes for manufacture for the United
-States in 1932 was 230,510 acres as compared to 442,400 in 1937. The total
production processed has increased from a little over one million tons in
1932 to nearly two million tons in 1936 -and 1937. This increased production
has brought about a real problem in marketing tomatoes, especially in the Inter-
mountain area where It is difficult to meet the competition on the larger markets.