The House of Representatives passed H.R. 2028, the 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act on May 1 by a vote of 240-177. The legislation provides annual funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an executive order to establish a California greenhouse gas reduction target of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 - the most aggressive benchmark enacted by any government in North America to reduce dangerous carbon emissions over the next decade and a half. "With this order,...
Assembly Bill 311 by Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) would have streamlined environmental review for the Sites Reservoir in the Sacramento Valley and Temperance Flat on the San Joaquin River near Fresno. The bill died in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee when it failed to win passage. The would have...
The State Water Resources Control Board issued curtailment notices to all post-1914 water right holders within the San Joaquin River watershed and those with junior priority class right holders in the Scott River watershed until further notice. This marks the second consecutive year that water right holders on the San...
Following nearly eight hours of testimony and discussion, the State Water Resources Control Board took action to implement Governor Jerry Brown’s Executive Order calling for 25% mandatory water restrictions. The five-member board made just a few revisions to a framework that gives urban water agencies nine months to...
The House Ways and Means Committee passed the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act granting President Barack Obama trade promotion authority. The bill would allow U.S. negotiators to negotiate with other countries with the knowledge that Congress would only vote a trade agreement up or down...
As we enter the month of May, it’s time to start thinking about mites in the orchard.
Each year, Almond Leadership participants select a topic or issue they would like to investigate that provides value or insight for the benefit of the California Almond industry.
If you're planning on using pyrethroids during your May sprays this year, you might want to think twice.
Balanced stories about California Almonds and the drought now appear more consistently in news coverage. The Almond Board of California (ABC) continues to see negative views and misinformation daily, but the influence and reach of the balanced publications is now approximately matching that of the negative.

Pages