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...
The Almond Conference, in its 43rd year, will take place Dec. 8–10, 2015, at the Sacramento Convention Center.
Over the next few weeks, Almond Board of California (ABC) will be conducting both telephone and email surveys of almond growers to discover the latest industry and production trends.
Harvest is upon us and that means it is time to think about stockpiling almonds.
From USDA economists to consumer media and health professionals, groups of specialists with influence on almond production and consumer demand will be gaining insight into the California Almond industry through upcoming tours hosted by the Almond Board of California (ABC).
On June 25, the Almond Leadership class had the unique experience of visiting one of Syngenta’s top research facilities, located in Woodland.
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California provides funding for a voluntary conservation program popular with almond growers, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

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