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Almond Facts Magazine, September/October 2011

Almond Facts cover, July/August 2011      

Harvest is upon us and Blue Diamond growers across the California Central Valley are shaking almonds out of the trees. Read all about fall activities at Blue Diamond.

Topics for the September/October issue include the Market Access Program, Blue Diamond almonds in Africa, sustainability in almond growing and much more!


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What's Inside

Young Leader Randy Fasani examines a young almond tree in a greenhouse at Duarte Nursery.

Trade Discussion

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk discusses free trade during an agricultural roundtable hosted by Blue Diamond. Read story

Korean Ambassador Han Duk-soo visits Blue Diamond Growers in 2010.

Almonds in Africa

Blue Diamond Growers from Chico share Smokehouse almonds with an East African Maasai tribe. Read story

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Market Access Program

Congress threatens to reduce or even cut funding for the MAP in the 2012 Farm Bill due to increased budgetary pressure. Read story

Blue Diamond Growers Foundation

Sustainable Growing Practices

Sustainable almond growing practices are more commonplace than one might think. Read story