The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that almond producers voted to continue their marketing order program for almonds grown in California.
Ninety-five percent of eligible almond growers who voted in a referendum held Aug. 5–16, 2019, favored continuing the marketing order. Those voting in favor of continuation also represented 97 percent of the volume produced by those voting. For the marketing order to continue, two-thirds of the growers voting in the referendum, or growers representing two-thirds of the volume of almonds represented in the referendum, had to vote in favor of the marketing order.
The almond marketing order enables the California almond industry and the Almond Board of California to regulate almond quality and conduct research and promotion initiatives with USDA oversight.
For more information:
Almond Board of California
Tel: +1 209 549 8262