Almond Facts, November-December 2023

This issue of Almond Facts covers the 113th Annual Growers Meeting, bids farewell to longtime Chairman of the Board, Dan Cummings, discusses the effect of sustainable agriculture practices on market prices, and steps to mitigate pest damage in 2024.

What's Inside

  • Kai Bockmann
    President's Corner
    Adapted from his 2023 Annual Meeting speech, President and CEO Kai Bockmann’s 113th Annual Meeting address and his confidence in the co-op’s bright future.
  • Blue sign
    113th Annual Growers Meeting
    Blue Diamond Growers’ 113th Annual Growers meeting was held on November 15 in Modesto, CA. Hear about the different Growers Sessions held, details from the Luncheon and more on the exciting new strategic plan.
  • Three people in an orchard
    CMTA: An Example of Partnership
    The California Manufacturers and Technology Association is a longstanding partner of Blue Diamond’s. From media appearances to panel discussions, hear at how we’ve
    partnered with CMTA this hear and what benefits this valuable partnership brought to Blue Diamond Growers in 2023.
  • Group of people in an orange room
    Advocacy Report
    Hear about the Agricultural Council of California’s recent trips to Japan and Spain and how those countries are addressing new climate policies and demands. Plus, take a look at recent updates from California’s legislature and the potential impacts to Blue Diamond and our grower-owners.

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