Almond Facts, May-June 2024

This issue of Almond Facts provides the latest market report from Laura Gerhard, gives an update on the Port of Oakland, celebrates a new Almond Breeze partner in Japan, introduces a new column by Ben Goudie: “Membership Basics,” and announces year two of the USDA’s $45 million Climate-Smart Commodities grant.

What's Inside

  • Kai Bockmann
    President's Corner
    President and CEO, Kai Bockmann looks back on a wonderful visit with you at Masters Meeting and the chance many of you had to hear from Chief Commercial Officer, Carmen Bourgaize, at the Grower Liaison Committee meetings. Bockmann looks forward to the upcoming crop and discusses the forecast and looks forward to more wins that the team has been working hard to achieve for the cooperative. Read Story
  • Port of Oakland Update
    Steve Schult, Blue Diamond’s VP of Global Supply Chain, provides an update on the state of the Port of Oakland. Read Story
  • Five men posing in front of brick wall
    Kagome Partnership
    New Almond Breeze® partner, Kagome Co., in Japan will focus on accelerating market growth and driving demand for Almond Breeze® with new Blue Diamond products through Kagome launching in September 2024. Read Story
  • Man head shot in suit in front of green plants
    NEW! Membership Basics
    Director of Member Relations, Ben Goudie introduces “Membership Basics,” a column where he will dive deep into foundational topics from contracts and assignments to deferrals and investment opportunities. Goudie’s aim is to help demystify the complex and help you become an even more knowledgeable grower-member. Read Story
  • yellow flowers with a honey bee
    Year Two of USDA Climate Smart Grant!
    Year two enrollment for the $45 million Climate Smart Grant is open. The CSG, which was awarded to Blue Diamond by the USDA, provides farmers with funding to implement climate-smart practices on-farm, including planting cover crops, conservation cover and hedgerows. Applications accepted through June 30, 2024. Read Story

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