- Mark Jansen reports on the Almond Insights blog an update on the current almond market situation, noting that the U.S. remains “the most consistent, largest and greatest source of growth for California almonds.” Shipments to China and India are down, while shipments to the European Union and the Middle East have increased.
- Mark Jansen also reports that Blue Diamond Growers has been named as a finalist for Consumer Goods Technology magazine’s 2013 Business & Technology Leadership Award in the small to mid-sized consumer goods category for excellent growth and marketing in 2011 and 2013 and the expansion of production and innovation facilities in 2013.
- Agra-Net.com reports that almond prices remain firm amid reports of water shortages from across California, noting that there is no snow on mountain peaks to provide Spring run off and no expected rains coming in from the ocean. (Full article requires subscription)
- David Doll reports on The Almond Doctor blog that Train the Trainer workshops will be available around the state of California in 2014 to teach trainers the basics of pesticide laws and regulations for worker safety and the required elements to go over with field workers and pesticide handlers.