July 26, 2021 Modesto, CA – – Almond Alliance of California President Elaine Trevino commented today on the confirmation by the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry of Jenny Lester Moffitt as Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“Almond Alliance congratulates Jenny Lester Moffitt on her confirmation to serve as the next Under Secretary and wishes her the best in this new endeavor. We thank Jenny for all of her work and tenure as Under Secretary at the California Department of Food and Agriculture. We are incredibly pleased and excited that someone with Jenny’s experience and diverse knowledge of specialty crops is leading the marketing and regulatory programs for American agriculture. We look forward to partnering with Jenny as we compete in the international market place and continue to feed almonds to Americans and the world.”
About the Almond Alliance
The Almond Alliance of California (AAC) is a trusted non-profit organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of the California almond community. California almonds generate more than $21 billion in economic revenue and directly contribute more than $11 billion to the state’s total economy. California’s top agricultural export, almonds create approximately 104,000 jobs statewide, over 97,000 in the Central Valley, which suffers from chronic unemployment. The AAC is dedicated to educating state legislators, policy makers and regulatory officials about the California almond community. As a membership-based organization, our members include almond processors, hullers/shellers, growers and allied businesses. Through workshops, newsletters, conferences, social media and personal meetings, AAC works to raise awareness, knowledge and provide a better understanding about the scope, size, value and sustainability of the California almond community.
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