Over the last 56 years, the growth of our grower owned co-operative and the Almond industry as a whole has been unprecedented. We are proud to support our grower members in the central San Joaquin Valley.
Our Sanger site is where the Association’s first huller was installed in 1963. This is when the almond industry began in the San Joaquin Valley. Currently, this location has a single sheller that came on line in 1985.
Kerman Plant #1 (of 3) was the first in-line sheller after the pre-cleaner that was ever constructed in the World. Prior to its inception almonds were hulled as inshell and then transported to another location to be shelled.
In the past, 10% of Central California Almond Growers Association’s expenses were attributable to the cost of electricity. As customers of Pacific Gas & Electric the we have desired a hedge against the skyrocketing costs of electrical power. As such, a business decision was made by the Board of Directors to contract with Cenergy Power, […]
We have had a great many things to attend to in preparing for future crops. As almond production increases, we have stayed ahead of the game by constantly improving our plants and equipment. In doing so, we have strived to stay ahead of the curve in meeting this future growth, while at the same time […]
There has been some talk for a great while about receiving monetized carbon credits for those of us who have installed solar projects. As you are aware, the Association has put in place over two megawatts of solar at our Kerman site to offset the ever-escalating cost of energy in California. Therefore, we are keenly […]
On March 6, 2020 the Association distributed a repayment of the overage of 1.9005 cents per pound on the hulling fees collected during the 2019 season. The repayment of the overage (also called the supplemental retain) totaled $2,592,818.43 in disbursements to the membership. Last season our area incurred freeze events during pollination that many believed […]
The nomination period for the election of members to sit on the Association’s Board of Directors opens April 1 and closes April 30, 2020. Three seats are up for election in 2020. If you are interested in running for a seat on the Board of Directors, please let us know. We will be happy to […]