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About the Prune Bargaining Association


In an era dominated by large scale corporate agriculture, the prune industry is still comprised largely of family enterprises
Mission Statement
The Prune Bargaining Association (PBA) is a voluntary grower organization that represents its members' interests through communication, price negotiation and industry leadership to ensure a viable prune industry.

The Association
For more than 30 years, the Prune Bargaining Association has been recognized as the price setter for the prune industry. The PBA negotiates directly with each packer who buys independent tonnage (tonnage other than that in the co-op, Sunsweet Growers Inc.).
Prune Orchards

The PBA has approximately 200 grower-members, 33% of the total number of independent growers, and represents nearly 40% of the independent grower tonnage. We are a grass roots organization - all members are prune growers, and nearly all are actively involved in the day-to-day cultural operation of their orchards. A majority produce less than 100 tons of prunes in an average year, which means most farm 40 or fewer acres of prunes. In an era dominated by large scale corporate agriculture, the prune industry is still comprised largely of family enterprises.

Districts and Directors
The PBA is a non-profit, cooperative, bargaining association and operates under the Agricultural Code of the State of California. Its governing body is composed of one to three member-elected directors from each of the State's seven geographical prune districts with additional board members elected at large.

Officers of the Board 2011

President: Ranvir Singh
Vice President: Neill Mitchell
Secy/Treas: Paul Hundal

Board Members by District

PBA Districts

District 1 – Glenn & Colusa Counties
Richard Conte
Mike Vereschagin

District 2 – Sutter County North
Karm Bains
Jagpal Johl

District 3 – Yolo, Sutter County South
Paul Hundal
Neill Mitchell

District 4 – Tehama & Shasta Counties
James Edwards
Ken Lindauer

District 5 – Butte County
Mike Bolen
Piara Gosal

District 6 – Yuba County
Khan Khan
Ranvir Singh

District 7 – San Joaquin Valley
none

Members at Large
Dan Bozzo
Ronnie Castro
Dave Wohletz

PBA Staff

General Manager: Greg Thompson
Staff Assistant: Sherry Carlson