2023 Walnut Buying Press Release
Glenn County Agricultural Commissioner Marcie Skelton announced today that the walnut buying period will
begin November 6, 2023, pursuant to the County’s walnut theft ordinance. Once the walnut buying period is
determined and announced, non-processing walnut buying operations within the boundaries of Glenn County
can legally purchase and receive shipments of walnuts that have not been dried or processed.
Walnuts are the fourth highest valued agricultural commodity in Glenn County. According to the 2022 Glenn
County Annual Crop and Livestock Report, there were 41,700 bearing acres in Glenn County with a market value of $67,226,000.
In addition to establishing the buying period, the ordinance also establishes requirements regarding the
transportation and identification of walnut crops. A proof of ownership certificate or alternative form shall be
kept with the walnuts while in transport and until sold. The buyer shall retain the proof of ownership certificate
or alternative form for a period of 2 years from the date of sale, as well as any resale information. For further
information, please contact the Glenn County Department of Agriculture at (530)934-6501 or reference the
Glenn County Ordinance 1243 (07.31.020(10)). The proof of ownership certificate can be found here or in the attachment below labeled Proof of Ownership Cert.