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Sep 20, 2017, 18:31 ET Blue Diamond Growers Supports the Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports (CREAATE) Act in the U.S. Senate

Blue Diamond Growers, the world's largest non-profit almond processing and marketing cooperative representing over half of California's almond...


Nov 29, 2016, 12:59 ET Blue Diamond Growers Celebrate 106 Years of Knowledge, Dedication and Leadership

On Wednesday, November 16, Blue Diamond held their annual growers meeting in Modesto. Chairman of the Board Dan Cummings and President and CEO Mark...


Jun 28, 2016, 15:00 ET Blue Diamond Growers Scores INC Innovation Award for Sriracha Almonds

Blue Diamond Growers was presented with the Innovation Award at this year's International Dried Fruit and Nut Council Congress, which recognizes...


Nov 10, 2015, 19:26 ET Blue Diamond Growers Stands behind Trans-Pacific Partnership

Blue Diamond Growers announces support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, an important achievement for not only the almond industry, but...


Nov 19, 2014, 15:00 ET Record Sales of $1.5 Billion Yields Record Grower Return

 Blue Diamond Growers' global almond sales soared to $1.5 billion, up $300 million in fiscal year 2013-14, paying record dividends of $1...


Nov 20, 2013, 15:00 ET Record Sales And Revenue For Blue Diamond Almond Growers

Blue Diamond Growers' global almond sales soared to $1.2 billion, up $189 million in fiscal year 2012-13.  Value-added sales volume increased...


Jun 18, 2013, 13:00 ET Blue Diamond Opens Turlock Plant As Global Almond Sales Soar

Doors to Blue Diamond's Turlock Plant opened today as California dignitaries and guests became the first to tour a facility deemed to be the...


Nov 14, 2012, 15:00 ET Blue Diamond Marks Record Sales Year of $1 Billion

Blue Diamond Growers' fiscal year 2011-12 sales catapulted to a record $1 billion with two-year growth of $300 million driven by demand for...


Apr 12, 2012, 13:30 ET Blue Diamond Breaks Ground for Turlock Plant Construction

 Blue Diamond Growers, a cooperative owned by more than half of California's almond growers, officially launched Phase 1 of its new...


Nov 16, 2011, 15:00 ET Record Growth Powers Stellar Return to Blue Diamond Growers

Blue Diamond Growers heads into 2012 powered by growth in all business segments, new product launches and a manufacturing expansion plan to...


Oct 03, 2011, 21:00 ET Unprecedented Growth Drives Blue Diamond Expansion Plan

As part of a 15-year capacity expansion strategy, Blue Diamond Growers' Board of Directors approved a plan to purchase 88 acres located at North...


Jul 28, 2010, 15:00 ET Blue Diamond Growers' Board of Directors Names New CEO

Mark Jansen, has been selected by the Blue Diamond Growers Board of Directors to replace retiring President and CEO, Doug Youngdahl. Jansen will...


Jan 18, 2010, 11:00 ET Blue Diamond President to Retire End of 2010

After serving ten years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Diamond Growers, Doug Youngdahl will retire at the end of the...


Nov 25, 2009, 15:03 ET Blue Diamond Chairman Is Bullish on Almond Crop Outlook

Blue Diamond Chairman of the Board, Clinton Shick of McFarland, predicted a continuing trend of firming prices for cooperative almond growers...


Nov 18, 2009, 15:00 ET Blue Diamond Creates 24 New Products for a Stellar Year

Over two dozen innovative almond products contributed to Blue Diamond's stellar 2008 crop return to cooperative growers according to President...


Jun 08, 2009, 20:58 ET Blue Diamond Launches New Roasted Almond Flavors For Ingredient Use

Blue Diamond Growers(R) will add four new flavors to its oil-roasted line of almonds for use as ingredients in snack, nut and trail mixes. With...


Dec 11, 2006, 00:00 ET Clinton Shick Elected Chairman

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinton Shick of the Kern County community of McFarland has been elected chairman of the board of...


Nov 15, 2006, 00:00 ET Future Almond Crop Increase Seen as 'Golden Opportunity' by Blue Diamond Growers

MODESTO, Calif., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Record almond sales of nearly $700 million and record payments to almond growers were applauded by Blue...


Nov 16, 2005, 00:00 ET Blue Diamond Almond Growers Report Record Sales; Doubles Consumer Business

MODESTO, Calif., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Words of optimism reigned at Blue Diamond almond growers' 95th annual meeting as President and CEO,...


Nov 23, 2004, 00:00 ET Blue Diamond Campaign Adds Up to $500 Million Value to 2003 California Almond Crop

FRESNO, Calif., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- "There's no better reason to join Blue Diamond Growers than the fact that the almond cooperative has...


Aug 05, 2004, 01:00 ET Chief Ag Negotiator to Harvest California Almonds, Visit Blue Diamond Plant

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambassador Allen Johnson, the U.S. Chief Agriculture Negotiator, Office of the US Trade...


Jul 08, 2004, 01:00 ET Blue Diamond Growers Jump for Almond Joy as Export Value Exceeds Record $1 Billion

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As Blue Diamond almond growers prepare to harvest their share of California's bumper crop of 1.08...


Nov 26, 2003, 00:00 ET Brand Power Gives Blue Diamond Growers a Competitive Edge, Says Chairman

MODESTO, Calif., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Diamond offers the best marketing alternative to almond growers long-term because, as members,...


Nov 21, 2003, 00:00 ET Blue Diamond Aggressively Seeks New Tonnage as Demand Chases Supply

MODESTO, Calif., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Diamond Growers is aggressively seeking additional almond tonnage as record demand continues to...


Jul 09, 2003, 01:00 ET California Almond Market Stays Firm as Crop Estimate Increases

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- With a final 2003 almond crop estimate of one billion pounds, slightly less than the 2002 crop of 1.1...