Mark's Corner Archives - Mark Jansen Almond Insights

I am optimistic about almonds! The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported that California’s almond crop subjective estimate is 2.3 billion pounds. Within the next five years, the almond harvest […]

May 15, 2018
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Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. -Steve Jobs Spring is upon us! As work continues in the orchards and growers assess the progress of the trees after bloom, […]

April 03, 2018
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With 2018 now underway, I want to first wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year! Last year was an exciting one for Blue Diamond and I am energized for […]

January 15, 2018
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Blue Diamond is an incredibly valuable business and our grower-owners know that second only to their land and trees is their ownership stake in the cooperative. Grower-owners have a responsibility […]

December 07, 2017
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Sometimes it’s good to be reminded just what it means to be a member of the Blue Diamond Growers cooperative. When describing an almond, we use words such as “versatility” […]

October 10, 2017
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“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” -John Quincy Adams My role as CEO of Blue Diamond is […]

August 07, 2017
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There is a sense of purpose in being part of a cooperative. For Blue Diamond Growers, our mission – our purpose – is a noble one. We are here to […]

June 01, 2017
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History has shown the resilience of our growers, our trees, and the almond itself. Orchards have endured periods of drought and disease and very recently found themselves literally under water. […]

March 30, 2017
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Blue Diamond continues to develop innovative marketing and this Sunday, February 12, for Music’s Biggest Night, you will want to get together to see our latest “performance” during the 55th […]

February 09, 2017
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With the recent California rains, many will forget the challenges of the historic drought.  Almond growers will never forget the negative publicity on the water use of our industry.  We […]

January 12, 2017
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