Proposals to fundamentally change grower requirements, such as reporting nitrogen applications on acreage in the East San Joaquin Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program, will be discussed at two upcoming public workshops.
The Almond Hullers and Processors Association (AHPA) has a new vision and a brand new identity that was unveiled in April at the AHPA annual convention.
California almond growers who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources are eligible to be nominated for the California Leopold Conservation Award. Applications will be accepted through July 8, 2016. Sponsored by the Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and...
The State Department of Water Resources announced an increase to State Water Project (SWP) customers from 45 percent to 60 percent. The projected allocation marks an improvement over last year, when the SWP delivered 20 percent of contractors’ allocations. The 2016 projection would mark the highest allocation since...
The House of Representatives Appropriations Committee approved the 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill that includes measures led by Reps. David Valadao (R-Fresno) and Ken Calvert (R-Riverside) to address the California drought crisis. The bill provides $37.4 billion in federal spending on national defense...
State Senator Lois Wolk’s (D-Davis) bill (SB 1317) obligating cities and counties with high- or medium-priority basin to require a conditional use permit for the development of new groundwater drilling operations has passed both the Natural Resource and Water and the Finance and Governance committees and moves now to...
AB 2551, a bill by Assemblymember James Gallagher (R-Plumas Lake) could expedite water storage projects by allowing projects that receive some of the $2.7 billion in funding from the 2014 Water Bond (Prop. 1) to use alternative delivery methods (e.g., design-build instead of the traditional design-bid-build). The bill...
The Almond Board of California Board (ABC) of Directors, after reviewing programs and budget recommendations resulting from strategic planning over the past year, unanimously agreed in its April board meeting to recommend a budget for Crop Year 2016–17 to include an increase in the assessment from 3 cents per pound to...
The elected nominees for the 2016–17 Almond Board of California Board of Directors were seated at the April 12 board meeting. Members who have been re-elected to their position are marked with an asterisk, and members who are new to their specific position, but returning to service on the Board, are marked with the...
The Almond Board of California (ABC) constantly explores ways that it can help growers become more productive, efficient and sustainable 1 , while at the same time meeting regulatory requirements. The California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP) is a good example of how ABC brings all these elements together. The...

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