In an ongoing effort to support California FFA, each year Almond Board of California (ABC) conducts a silent auction at The Almond Conference.
Almond Board Director of Quality Assurance and Industry Services Tim Birmingham attended an event with U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, California Department of Pesticide Regulation Director Brian Leahy, President Arturo Rodriguez, United Farm Workers and other high-level officials to announce the EPA’s revised Worker Protection Standard under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
Fresh consumer insights were uncovered during focus groups in the UK, leading to a new advertising campaign for California Almonds this year.
Final details for the 2015 Almond Conference are being put in place, including approvals on continuing education credits.
The Almond Board of California (ABC) has announced funding for a groundwater recharge research project.
With less than a month to go, now is a good time to plan ahead for the 43rd annual Almond Conference.
A well-balanced navel orangeworm (NOW) management program includes a variety of steps, starting with cultural control through winter sanitation to reduce overwintering NOW populations.
Jenny Nicolau, Almond Board manager, Industry Services, gives an overview of the California Almond Leadership Program and the value it provides to participants and the industry at large.
Dariela Roffe-Rackind, ABC director, European Region, Peggy Fyffe, ABC associate director, Trade Stewardship, and I have spent the past two weeks visiting with food manufacturers, retailers and associations in the U.K., Germany and France to assess the progress we are making to increase the use of California Almonds as a snack.
After another successful year of learning and training, the 2015 Almond Leadership program is coming to a close, which means applications for the 2016 Program are now available.