Almond Board Partnership

The Almond Board of California (ABC), the almond industry’s Federal Marketing Order (FMO),  has assumed  a tremendous leadership role  in implementing an extensive research,  technical and reputation management program – but  the ABC CANNOT complement these  efforts through advocacy. Without a dedicated almond industry “voice” at the table  in Sacramento, the industry is limited in its ability to address  the legislative and regulatory issues that will shape  the right to farm and process almonds.

Recognizing the wealth of knowledge, expertise and data  that the almond industry has developed through the ABC, the Alliance entered into  a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the ABC three  years ago. Thisensures  resource efficiencies and mitigates redundancies by   allowing ABC staff  to provide technical expertise to the Alliance when  assessing  policy and taking positions. Almond Board President and CEO Richard Waycott stated, “The  Almond Board is committed to collaboration and creating a synergy between the two organizations. We look  forward to working with the AAC  on issues of mutual concern so that we are complementing each other’s unique strengths.”