Tag: “Blue Diamond Growers”

Almond Industry Update – March 17, 2015

The February Almond Board Position report shows 2014 crop receipts winding down as expected. February receipts of 16 million pounds pushed the crop just over 1.85 million pounds. Remaining receipts will slow to a trickle, leaving the 2014 crop total materially unchanged. The labor dispute at West Coast ports...

Almond Bloom Update

The almond bloom is blanketing California’s orchards in white. Despite the challenges posed by water during the bloom the clear and moderate weather is a blessing for the almond industry. Throughout the Central Valley, growers have reported strong bee activity, lasting anywhere from seven to nine pollinating hours a...

Blue Diamond Almonds, Industry Update – February 13, 2015

          February 12, 2015 The January Almond Board of California (ABC) Position Report confirms West Coast port congestion has taken center stage in the    California almond industry. While the work slowdown has been evident since November, the situation has escalated substantially in recent weeks....

Almond Prices: A New Normal

The spectacular and extended rise in almond prices has the industry concerned that we have reached the peak. Many of you have lived through rising and falling prices. You may even recall there has been a five-year pattern to almonds prices. As we enter the fifth year of rising...

Blue Diamond Almonds on Air Force One

President Obama’s visit to India this week supports two great democracies and promises to enhance a long-standing strategic partnership. The India-U.S. Delhi Declaration of Friendship states a commitment to elevate the strategic dialogue to a strategic and commercial dialogue. This reflects the U.S. and India’s commitment to strengthen commercial...

Blue Diamond Almonds, Industry Update – January 10, 2015

California Almond Industry Update January 10, 2015 The California almond industry shipped 148 million pounds in December. With the 2014 crop down double-digits to last year, the 6% decline surprised the industry on the upside. The shipments would have been even stronger if not for containers held up in...

Blue Diamond Almonds, Industry Update – December 9, 2014

The 2014 crop is 95+% received through November, and now projects to 1.825 billion. The very early harvest, rain-free weather, and smaller overall crop, all contribute to the faster conclusion of the 2014 crop harvest. With a 2014 crop of 1.825 billion, and a total net supply of 2.138...

District 1 Director Dan Cummings Elected Chairman of the Board

This article will appear in the upcoming Almond Facts.  At the Organizational Meeting of the Board of Directors following Blue Diamond Growers 104th Annual Meeting in Sacramento, Dan Cummings was elected as Chairman of the Board. He will succeed outgoing Chairman Clinton Shick, who will remain the Director for District...