President’s Report

In reflecting back over the past year I can think of two words that summarize how I am feeling-perplexed and delighted.  These are opposing terms, but clearly both illustrate the divergent issues with which we were dealing during the last fiscal period.  One of these issues is the historically low prices received for our by-products Continue Reading

Pre-Season Grower Meeting Date Set

Save the date! The Association’s annual Pre-Season Grower Meeting has been set for Friday, July 21, 2017 at Pardini’s, located at 2257 West Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711.  This will be the only meeting in advance of what appears will be a very large shelling season.  Please try and attend!  Lunch will be served and Continue Reading

New Association Controller Hired

We are pleased to announce that Brian Staggs has been hired as the Association’s new Controller.  Brian replaces Kurtis Willey who was with the Association for 2 ½ years.  We couldn’t be more pleased that Brian has decided to join our team. Brian was previously with Harris Woolf Almond for the past three years where Continue Reading

Ranch Stockpiling Allowance Set for 2017

Do you have adequate space on your ranch to store some or all of your harvested almond production? If so, the Association will make it worth your while.  If you have space and are interested in this opportunity, then the Board of Directors has approved and directed management to pay 2 cents per eligible meat Continue Reading

Report on the 54th Annual Meeting

This year’s annual meeting was held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at TorNino’s Banquet Hall in Fresno.  It was a very special evening in which we celebrated the 54th Annual Dinner Meeting of the Association. Chairman James McFarlane gave a report on the prior season and provided a vision for the future. He also thanked Continue Reading

Changes to Your Membership? Please let us Know Soon.

Each year we often have growers who request changes to their memberships. Sometimes these requests for changes are made during the shelling season which is frequently too late to get them in place.  This can cause a delay in payments to our members from their handlers, and for hulling fees from those handlers to be Continue Reading