In June, Almond Board of California (ABC) staff and several industry members visited Washington, D.C., for ABC’s annual visit to update government agencies and industry alliances about almond production and market development issues.
With The Almond Conference four months away, it is time to start thinking about the silent auction.
While clean bin liners are helpful, keep in mind that during storage in the off season, bulk bins are likely to be contaminated by rodents, birds, insects, trash and other sources.
Registration for The Almond Conference, Dec. 6–8, 2016, at the Sacramento Convention Center is currently open to all industry professionals, and booth space is open for any company interested in being an exhibitor.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 2016 California Almond Objective Measurement Report on July 6.
With the addition of the Intentional Adulteration rule, there are now seven rules that will have some impact on California Almond processors once the compliance periods begin, some as soon as this September, which is the case for large handlers, who have more than 500 employees and are subject to Preventive Controls.
With the California Almond Objective report forecasting a crop that will surpass 2 billion pounds, more crop than ever may be subject to stockpiling, and for a longer time. Be sure your stockpiles are managed to protect the quality and safety of the crop.
One year ago, as talk of California’s drought increased, the almond industry faced questions from the media concerning its use of water. Today, with help from Almond Board of California’s (ABC’s) proactive public relations efforts, those questions have been answered by an industry committed to a sustainable future.
For the first time, potential speakers may submit proposals to present at The Almond Conference in December on selected topics.
The 35th World Nut and Dried Fruit (INC) Congress was held last week in San Diego. The attendance and venue were outstanding. Goretti Guasch, INC executive director, her team and the organizing committee once again did a commendable job.

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