Media Contact Information

Consumer, Health Professional,
and Retail Public Relations (or Marketing Communications)

Edelman
1601 5th Avenue, 24th Floor
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 664-7849
CAWalnutsPress@edelman.com

Advertising and Social Media

EvansHardy+Young, Inc.
829 De La Vina, Suite 100
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 963-5841 x218
tbrumfield@ehy.com

Foodservice Public Relations

EvansHardy+Young, Inc.
829 De La Vina, Suite 100
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 963-5841 x218
enordee@ehy.com

Food Manufacturing/Industrial

Keith Seiz
(773) 213 - 2564
keith@brightlycreative.com

Walnut Industry Media

Hill & Knowlton Strategies
3200 Bristol Street, Suite 300
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(347) 604 - 3602
IndustryMedia@hkstrategies.com

Technical & Regulatory Affairs: Intersection of Information and Advocacy

April 2, 2021

The CWC’s Technical and Regulatory Affairs team works on behalf of the industry to provide leadership for regulatory and technical issues, programs and initiatives to ensure maximum autonomy for the industry to compete globally in producing, selling and marketing walnuts. These initiatives are led by the team of Joshua Rahm…

The Importance of MAP to the Walnut Industry

April 2, 2021

Increasing consumer demand for California walnuts in key export markets is an important piece of the larger process of building demand globally. One piece of this effort is successfully gaining access to available grant programs, such as the Market Access Program (MAP). Through MAP, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)…

USDA Buy (Section 32) for Crop Year 2020-21

April 2, 2021

  What is the Section 32 Buy program? The USDA is authorized to purchase agricultural commodities and divert them towards domestic nutritional assistance programs (School Lunch Program, food banks, soup kitchens). This helps remove surplus product from the market and stabilize commodity prices. Overview The California walnut industry represents over…

Industry Update April 2021

April 1, 2021

    Dear Industry Members, The CWC continues to work on a multitude of critical issues on behalf of the industry. Many of these issues impact agriculture as a whole necessitating we work collaboratively with our colleagues and stakeholders in agriculture. We also work with congressional representatives to ensure our…

Getting the Most Out of Production Research

March 5, 2021

Each year, a portion of CWB/CWC assessments is budgeted to support production research aimed at addressing industry competitiveness, profitability and long-term stability. In 2020, $1.97 million was awarded to research projects in walnut breeding & genomics, orchard management, and disease, nematode, and insect pest management. These funds are used to…

Millions in India See California Walnuts on TV

March 5, 2021

  Through strategic diversification of sectors like retail, food manufacturing/industrial and foodservice, the CWB/CWC’s export and domestic marketing activities are designed to expand California walnuts use and consumption in existing markets and help identify markets for future development.  Consumers around the globe continue to be hyper-focused on learning more about…

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