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The Hazelnut Growers Bargaining Association (HGBA) was established in 1972. The association was created to protect growers from predatory pricing and give the growers a voice in the prices they received. The HGBA is currently nearing 300 active members. The HGBA contracts to negotiate with cash Packers that represent an estimated 75% of today’s total crop. The contract that HGBA has is one of the most transparent and pro-farmer contract in the U.S. The Hazelnut industry is stronger because of this open dialogue, trust, and cooperation established between growers and packers.

HGBA Advocates for Growers and supports Packers
HGBA advocates for Growers with a contract that is unique to the industry. The contract sets a Minimum Field Price in the fall of which all member cash Packers are required to pay to growers regardless of market fluctuations. This Minimum Field Price gives the growers the upside over the entire market year, without the downside risk.  The contract requires that all member packers treat the growers the same and provides support to the member packers by clearly defining rules for cleaning and drying, grading and dockage, transportation, and payment terms.

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Benefits of becoming a member:

  • Payment within 45 days from final delivery
  • Early Field Price
  • Marketing intel
  • Strength in numbers
  • Multiple packer support
    • Denfeld Packing, Inc. (Denfeld Orchard)
    • George Packing Company
    • Northwest Hazelnut
    • Westnut
    • Willamette Hazelnut

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HGBA

Management Team


Terry Ross

p. 503.278.2912 email

Frank Prantl

p. 541.570.9579 email


Board of Directors


Doug Olsen

President

Scholls, Oregon

Bill Bauer

Eugene, Oregon

Lance Kirk

Independence, Oregon

Bruce Chapin

Vice President

Salem, OR

Dwayne Bush

Junction City, Oregon

Sean Kohlmeyer

Gaston, Oregon

Justin Scharf

Secretary

Amity, Oregon

Zach Christensen

McMinnville, Oregon

Jim Pardey

Hubbard, Oregon

Barney Kropf

Treasurer

Harrisburg, Oregon

Steve Horning

Monroe, Oregon

Lori Pavlicek

Mt. Angel, Oregon