Almond Facts, September-October 2021

This issue of Almond Facts highlights the co-op’s presence at the Farm to Fork Festival in Sacramento, the introduction of two new regional managers, information from Project Apis m. on cover crops and water, and the shipping challenges in the Port of Oakland.

What's Inside

  • President's Corner
    Mark reviews the 2020 Crop Return and is proud that we were able to substantially increase our competitive return, estimated at more than a $.20 per pound advantage. See the summary table following by a 2021 Annual Meeting format update. Read Story
  • Blue Diamond Blooms at Farm to Fork Festival
    Blue Diamond, Sacramento, had an electric presence at the 2021 Farm to Fork Festival. Attendees sampled our iconic Smokehouse almonds, spun a wheel to win fun Blue Diamond prizes, and chatted with BDG team members about our unique co-op Read Story
  • Meet Kenny Miyamoto and Trent Voss, New BDG Regional Managers
    Learn about Miyamoto’s and Voss’s rich histories in the almond industry and their excitement in joining Blue Diamond as regional managers. Read Story
  • An Update on Ongoing Shipping Challenges in the Port of Oakland
    The Almond Alliance’s, Elaine Trevino, discusses the details and difficulties surrounding shipping. We also congratulate Trevino on her nomination for Chief Ag Negotiator by the Biden Administration! Read Story

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