United Prune Growers

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The United Prune Growers of California was a growers' selling organization intended to control prune output and keep prices high during the Great Depression. The organization was launched in 1933, signing up 80% of production by May 1933[1]. F. R. Wilcox of the Giannini foundation was the group's leader for its first year[2]. Wilcox later was the chairman of the Prune Control Board.


  1. United Prune Growers Get Crop Control: May 16, 1933 Lodi Sentinel
  2. Wilcox, Stillwell Top Prune Control Board: August 18, 1934 San Jose Evening News.