Category: Mark’s Corner

Defining Our Sense of Purpose

As members of this cooperative, our grower-owners know what it means to work together towards a common goal – our mission of maximizing returns for growers who entrust their almonds to Blue Diamond is our clearest example. That common goal gives every Blue Diamond grower and team member a...

Blue Diamond Proud

Never have I ever been more proud of our Blue Diamond team members. The response to last month’s fire at the Sacramento manufacturing facility shows a commitment to teamwork that is unmatched. You can be assured to know that with hard work, Blue Diamond can overcome extraordinary challenges. And,...

If You Believe It, You Can Achieve It

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing. Abraham Lincoln I continue to be impressed by the perseverance of farmers. Global trade wars, government bureaucracy and especially weather make resilience a defining attribute of every successful farm. This will...

In Honor of National Almond Day

At Blue Diamond Growers, almonds are all we do. Our grower-owners have been perfecting almond crops for more than a century and creating sustainable farming operations for future generations. During each step of almond growing, processing, and marketing, our products are cared for by the hearts and hands of...

The Power of a Cooperative

2019 promises to be an eventful and exciting year. Blue Diamond is committed to closing out this decade with strategies and innovations that will deliver industry-leading returns to each of you. By strengthening our partnerships and building upon our past years’ successes, our cooperative is on track to achieving...

Giving the Gift of Blue

Blue Diamond’s success as an agricultural cooperative is rooted in the dedication our grower-owners have for their farms and industry and recognize that organizations like California FFA help drive this success by developing the future leaders of agriculture. We are proud that many of our grower-owners are current or...

Optimism in Delivering the Benefits of Almonds to the World

Blue Diamond is optimistic concerning our global trade outlook. We believe free trade agreements are essential to the health and viability of American industries in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. According to USDA reports, almonds rank third among all U.S. agricultural production exports with 67 percent of the crop...

Crop Year Success Against All Odds

Every crop presents its own set of challenges, and the 2017 crop was no different. Wet conditions at bloom and reject levels not seen in many years typified the 2017 crop. But our growers and those of us at Blue Diamond tackled the challenges, and together have produced a...

Leading Growth

Many almond growers are already in the throes of the busiest season for the almond industry. It’s harvest, a demanding time but also the best of the year. We learned on July 5 the National Statistical Service (NASS) Objective Estimate for the California almond crop is 2.45 billion pounds....

Investing for Future Growth

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 is predicted to increase to 3 billion pounds. Each number reflects the changes happening within the industry, including the...