Providing One Voice for Blue Diamond Almond Growers
“Everyone owes a part of one’s time and money to the industry in which one is engaged. No one should withhold support from an organization that is striving to improve the conditions within one’s business.”
As a grower-owned cooperative, Blue Diamond works on behalf of our growers to advocate within the halls of government at the local, state, and federal levels. As the world’s leading almond marketer and processor, it is our responsibility to develop sound government affairs strategy for our cooperative, grower-owners, employees, and business operations. Our goal is to create effective regulatory and legislative policy by telling the cooperative story and educating key audiences on the almond industry and Blue Diamond. The collective voice of our 3,000 growers affords us the position of industry and advocacy leader within California and Washington, D.C, and provides us the opportunity to build relationships with representatives who want to help Blue Diamond continue producing the best quality and safest almonds in the world.
The Blue Diamond Political Action Committee allows our grower-owners to have a collective voice in California and Washington, D.C. Through the PAC, Blue Diamond can harness the power of our grower-owners to build relationships and support elected officials who are champions of agriculture and the almond industry. By maintaining a strong Blue Diamond PAC, we can preserve the Cooperative’s collective voice and the Blue Diamond legacy.
After completed, please send the PAC Contribution Form to Mallorie Hayes, Public Affairs Manager at Mhayes2@bdgrowers.com
To receive more information about the Political Action Committee, please contact:
The Blue Diamond Public Affairs Team
The Almond Alliance of California was established in 1980 to serve almond growers as the only trade associate fully dedicated to advocating for and protecting growers’ investment in the almond industry. Representing 80 percent of the almonds processed in California, the Alliance is committed to innovative leadership and advocacy, ensuring the sustainability and success of the California almond community.
The Agricultural Council of California is a trade association dedicated to the enhancement and growth of agricultural cooperatives and their producer-owners. Founded in 1919, the Agricultural Council has been promoting and protecting California’s agricultural cooperatives for over 80 years.
California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) is a not-for-profit organization committed to helping California businesses survive and thrive while complying with complex laws and regulations. Blue Diamond is a member of the board of directors of CalChamber and serves on its public affairs committee.
The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (formerly the California Manufacturers Association) works to improve and enhance a strong business climate for California’s 30,000 manufacturing, processing and technology based companies. CMTA represents 400 businesses from the entire manufacturing community — an economic sector that generates more than $300 billion every year and employs more than 1.2 million Californians.