The California Date Administrative Committee (CDAC), USDA AMS federal marketing order and California Date Commission (CDC) CDFA state statute law are commodity boards working on behalf of all date producers within the Coachella Valley to oversee the quality development of dates and date products; provides field and nutrition research, regulatory support and generic marketing promotion. The leading producers of dates in the United States, more than 70 million pounds of dates are grown in this international destination resort area in southern California’s desert region – home of such cities as Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, and Indian Wells.
Dates require special environmental conditions to produce fruit – hot, arid weather but plenty of ground water. Therefore, dates can only be grown in a few places in the United States. Coachella Valley has the ideal environment.