This year’s Almond Quality and Food Safety Symposium began with a new twist to the program: the first talk of the day was given by Richard Waycott, president and CEO of the Almond Board of California (ABC).
The California Almond objective forecast for the 2015–2016 crop year was announced today, July 1, at the offices of the Almond Board of California (ABC).
Monitoring for moisture in the soil and stress levels in the leaves can help almond growers determine the proper interval and duration of water applications for more efficient irrigation in variable environments.
The White House’s Pollinator Health Task Force in May released its “National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators.”
In June, Growing Produce, the online presence of Western Fruit Grower magazine, published an article on the Almond Board’s Almond Leadership Program, informing its readers of the many benefits the yearlong program provides to participants, as well as helping to develop future leaders of the California Almond industry.
With harvest right around the corner, the Almond Board is hosting a "Managing Dust at Harvest" workshop on July 15 in Modesto. This event will cover dust reduction research and techniques, air quality regulations, funding opportunities and the latest almond harvest equipment.
Final regulations were released on May 27 that will protect streams, rivers and wetlands that provide drinking water to more than 117 million Americans. The Clean Water Rule, drafted by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, extends the Clean Water Act’s protections to all tributaries...
The California Department of Food and Agriculture announced a competitive application process for the 2015 State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) authorized by emergency drought legislation AB 91 (Chapter1, Statutes of 2015). The 2015 SWEEP solicitation will provide a up to $10 million in grant funding...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that incentives will resume this summer for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners interested in growing and harvesting biomass for renewable energy. The support comes through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill...
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWB) issued orders to curtail use of surface water by those holding senior water rights dating from 1903 to 1914. The SWB said there is insufficient water available for senior water right holders with a priority date of 1903 or later in the San Joaquin and Sacramento watersheds...

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