Almond Facts, July-August 2023

This issue of Almond Facts highlights Green Business Certified plants, an introduction to our 2021-22 Blue Diamond Growers Foundation scholarship recipients, and the latest from the Director of Sustainability.

What's Inside

  • Kai Bockmann
    President's Corner
    Kai outlines the struggles the almond industry currently faces and how Blue Diamond is addressing those challenges. He also discusses Blue Diamond ’s progress in implementing sustainable practices and how we are making those practices accessible to growers. Read Story
  • Turlock Turns 10
    Blue Diamond, Turlock Celebrates 10 Years of Operations
    Blue Diamond ’s Turlock plant celebrated their 10-year milestone of operation. The Turlock facility hosted an anniversary luncheon where Blue Diamond employees, Senior Board members, Blue Diamond growers and elected officials celebrated. Read Story
  • Kelli Evans
    Kelli Evans: Grower, Advocate & Mother
    Third-generation California farmer and Blue Diamond grower, Kelli Evans, was named 2023 Almond Alliance “Member of the Year.” Her recent work has helped secure funds for a new Pollinator Habitat program, and she has given California growers a greater voice in state and national legislatures. Read Story
  • Dan Sonke
    Sustainably Speaking
    Blue Diamond’s Dr. Dan Sonke, Director of Sustainability, discusses the USDA Climate-Smart Farming Grant program that has been officially launched. He also discusses the Orchard Stewardship Incentive Program, customer partnerships and manufacturing sustainability. Read Story

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