Almonds

Opportunities for Almond Hulls in Asian Feed Markets

The California almond industry has grown tremendously in recent years, and so has the supply of almond byproducts such as hulls and shells.  While industry groups and companies are working to expand the consumer markets internationally for California almonds, some are also at work striving to expand the value and uses for almond byproducts. Almond hulls have commonly been used …

Top Costly Legal Issues Ag Employers can Prevent

At the Annual Convention of the Almond Alliance of California, Stacy Henderson, Almond Alliance’s go-to attorney for ag labor law, shared some of the top costly mistakes ag employers should know about that can be prevented. Watch this brief video with Stacy as she explains. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Blue Diamond Growers Names New Chief Operating Officer, Transition in Global Ingredients Division Leadership

Blue Diamond Growers has named Dean LaVallee as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for California’s largest almond cooperative. In addition to serving as COO, LaVallee will continue to operate in his current role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and will report directly to Blue Diamond Growers’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Jansen. As COO/CFO, LaVallee will oversee the …

India’s Imports of Pistachios Expected to Grow, Almonds & Walnuts Decline

India recorded significant growth in almond, walnut, and pistachio imports in market year (MY) 2020/2021, increasing by 44, 20, and 34 percent, respectively, from MY 2019/2020. However, MY 2021/2022 almond and walnut imports are estimated to drop due to high domestic prices, increased domestic supply, reduced production in the United States, geopolitical tensions in regional suppliers (including Afghanistan), and various …

Almond Alliance’s Elaine Trevino Nominated as US Chief Agricultural Negotiator

On September 13th, President Biden announced his intent to nominate several individuals to serve as key economic and trade representatives, including the Elaine Trevino to serve as Chief Agricultural Negotiator at the United States Trade Representative. Elaine Trevino is the President of the Almond Alliance of California (AAC), a member-based trade association that advocates on regulatory and legislative issues in …

Losses in Over 20% of Sales due to Continued Port Congestion

Almond Alliance of California — The transportation crisis continues for agriculture exporters and seems to be worsening as the holiday season nears. Increased costs, rescheduling, cancellations, detention and demurrage charges up 300% and lost markets are some of the realities the industry is facing. Based on numerous sources, over 20% of sales cannot be completed due to ocean carrier rates, …

Dairy and Almond Groups Partner on Healthy Soils Research

Building healthy soils has tremendous benefits. Increasing the amount of organic matter within the soil can improve water retention and protection, reduce erosion, sequester carbon, and improve crop yields. Increasing water scarcity and severe drought conditions make boosting soil resilience an even greater priority for California. Researchers are exploring how the environmental benefits of healthy soils initiatives can extend even …

Upcoming Legislation on Product Packaging Concerns California Farmers

As if transportation issues and port congestion weren’t challenging enough for California agriculture and other industries, further legislation to regulate the type of packaging producers can use to ship their products is pending state approval. Watch this brief video with Almond Alliance of California’s lobbyist Dennis Albiani how this will impact agriculture, and read more about it in Pacific Nut …

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