The 2014 Almond Conference hosted the first-ever Almond Quality Workshop, presenting current findings from the Almond Quality Research Program, which is managed by the Almond Board’s Almond Quality and Food Safety Committee.
Dave Baker was honored with the 2014 Almond Achievement Award for his lifetime of work on behalf of the California Almond industry at The Almond Conference Gala Dinner, held Dec. 11 in Sacramento.
With 2015 officially upon us, many people are examining their eating habits and looking for ways to improve those habits. In a recent Almond Update, Almond Board of California's manager of global health and nutrition communications, Jenny Heap, shared tips to improve snacking habits, such as grabbing a handful of...
The European Union (EU) recently revised the definition of the residues included under the limits for the pesticide fosetyl-al (Aliette).
The Almond Board of California has announced five open positions on the Board of Directors. There are two independent handler-member positions and two independent handler-alternate positions open.
The California Almond Sustainability Program is introducing three new modules with the start of the year focused on sustainable management practices for growers, hullers/shellers and processors in the areas of financial management, ecosystem management, and workplace and communities. The Almond Board will host a series of self-assessment workshops on the new modules throughout almond production regions during 2015.
As I sit in my office composing this letter, raindrops are beading up on my window, and the view of soggy Modesto is somewhat obscured by fog and low-hanging clouds. What a beautiful sight!
The primary pest in almonds, navel orangeworm (NOW), is a double threat to crop quality. In addition to the direct damage NOW causes the kernel, NOW damage can open the door to fungal infections and contaminants, particularly Aspergillus spp. and the aflatoxin contaminant it produces.
The drought has been top of mind for more than just Californians. Recent dry conditions have drawn the attention of local, national and even global media. While the Almond Board of California (ABC) strives to be part of the conversation and a source of unbiased information, the California Almond industry isn’t always portrayed accurately.
A new study published in October in the British Journal of Nutrition found that participants who ate almonds as part of a heart-healthy diet improved certain factors associated with heart disease risk.

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