27 August 2019 | News
This agreement recognizes and further solidifies the important partnership between both countries
Blue Diamond Growers, a nonprofit grower-owned cooperative, applauds the trade agreement announced by the United States and Japan. This agreement recognizes and further solidifies the important partnership between both countries. Blue Diamond has heavily invested in Japan for more than 60 years, making the country a key market for U.S. almonds.
Mark Jansen, President and CEO for Blue Diamond Growers said, "Blue Diamond established this market for California almonds in the 1950s and our innovative, value-added product offerings remain popular with Japanese consumers and food manufacturers. Today's announcement will accelerate our business benefiting our over 3,000 grower-owners and generating positive momentum for global trade of almonds."
The company believes that as the world's leading almond marketer and processor, removing trade barriers and promoting trade opportunities is vital for the economic success of the cooperative and the California almond industry.