This year’s Almond Quality and Food Safety Symposium began with a new twist to the program: the first talk of the day was given by Richard Waycott, president and CEO of the Almond Board of California (ABC).
The House passed H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 by a vote of 245-176. The bill aims to funnel more water to San Joaquin Valley growers by reducing the amount that flows out to the ocean. The bill also sets deadlines for the completion of feasibility studies to build or enlarge five...
The House passed H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act by a vote of 275-150. The bill establishes a voluntary USDA-administered certification program for labeling genetically engineered food products. The bill prevents states from requiring package labels to indicate the presence of GMO ingredients. The...
The California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2015 would funnel $1.3 billion over the next decade to storage, recycling, desalination and other projects. The bill would not alter the Endangered Species Act and includes provisions for the protection and recovery of fish population including authorizing $20 million to...
Governor Jerry Brown signed the 2015-2016 budget approved by the legislature on June 24. The budget includes assistance to farmers in the area of water efficiency, reducing greenhouse gases and increasing soil resilience. SWEEP, the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program, will receive $40 million from the...
With harvest right around the corner, it's time to start taking steps to get orchards ready for this busy time.
As is known to just about everyone around the world who is linked in one way or another to the almond industry, the objective estimate for the 2015–2016 California crop was announced by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) last week.
As dust appears in an almond orchard during harvest, so can the concerns of neighbors, and anyone else near an orchard.
“Shark Week” is one of television’s longest-running summer TV programs. The 28th year of this pop culture icon is marked with first-ever California Almonds advertising.
Even with the use of bin liners, bins should still be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before harvest.

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