Fresh and eager to begin their year-long experience, 21 participants in the Almond Board of California’s (ABC’s) Almond Leadership program met for the first time in late January for their program orientation and kickoff activities.
A three-part series of sustainability workshops, part of the California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP), will bring forth tools, techniques and strategies to assist industry members in meeting current needs and taking advantage of future opportunities.
The Almond Board of California (ABC) European food professional team exhibited at Food Ingredients Europe 2015 (FiE) in Paris last December.
The Almond Conference in December, as always, provided a wealth of information to help growers fine-tune their production practices with updated techniques and state-of-the-art tools.
Launched at The Almond Conference last December and detailed in California Almonds Outlook newsletter, new Accelerated Innovation Management (AIM) initiatives will address the needs of almond farming, harvesting and processing into the future.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering up to three years of financial incentives through its Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to almond and walnut growers who adopt harvest equipment shown to reduce particulate matter (dust).
First of all, let me wish each and every one of you a Happy and Prosperous 2016! I hope that your holidays were replete with much cheer among your respective friends and families, and that you are commencing the New Year with optimism, energy and determination to make 2016 one of our best years ever.
There are many challenges facing U.S. agriculture in the year ahead when it comes to transportation issues. The high value of the U.S. dollar compared to other currencies results in U.S. exports costing more than exports supplied by other countries.
Looking at The Almond Conference by the numbers tells the story of success for this once-a-year all-almond all day long event.
In an ongoing effort to support the California FFA organization, each year Almond Board of California (ABC) organizes a silent auction over the three-day duration of The Almond Conference.

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