Governor Jerry Brown signed a trio of bills passed by the California Legislation, AB 1739, SB 1168 and SB 1319 that will mandate sustainable groundwater management throughout the State. The legislation enacts the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGNA) and provides a framework for management of groundwater...
Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton) introduced a bill to block any federal money from being used for the state’s twin tunnels project. While the cost of the twin tunnels is to be paid by water users benefiting from them, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan also calls for more than $3.5 billion in federal money to pay for...
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 5078 (Southerland, R-FL-2), legislation that would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from redefining “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. Opponents claimed the proposed changes would expand the EPA’s regulatory...
In July, industry members and Almond Board of California (ABC) staff visited Washington, D.C., for the Almond Board’s annual meetings to update government agencies and industry alliances on almond production and market development issues. The delegation represented several key ABC committees — Technical and Regulatory...
Almond growers are in the thick of harvest, but they shouldn’t neglect to take measures this year that can improve next year’s crop. Listen to Bob Curtis, Almond Board associate director of Agricultural Affairs, as he provides tips for taking harvest samples . Staying current on the latest California Almonds news and...
The Almond Board of California (ABC) is pleased to begin accepting applications for the annual Almond Achievement Award.
The Almond Board is looking for the California Almond industry’s best and brightest new members to apply for the 2015 Almond Leadership Program! This is an exciting opportunity for future industry leaders to gain a well-rounded education and explore the different facets of almond production, marketing and other issues...
During this week’s Almond Update, UC farm advisor, Franz Niederholzer, provides tips on how to salvage nuts should it rain at harvest. Staying current on the latest California Almonds news and tips is easy with the Almond Update every Thursday on AgNet West, sponsored by the Almond Board of California. Tune in to your...
Dear Industry Members, This week, I have been attending the United Fresh Produce Association’s annual Washington Public Policy Conference. Although most of the attendees work in the fresh fruit and vegetable industry, I have derived a lot of value from the content of the two-day event, due to the fact that the largest...
The Almond Board is looking for the California Almond industry’s best and brightest new members to apply for the 2015 Almond Leadership Program! This is an exciting opportunity for future industry leaders to gain a well-rounded education and explore the different facets of almond production, marketing and other issues...

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