Almond Board of California has released election results for the Board of Directors positions whose terms of office are Mar. 1, 2017, through Feb. 28, 2018.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has raised its rate of financial incentives to purchase low-dust harvest equipment to $37.50 per acre, up from last year’s rate of $10.52 per acre.
Do you have experience applying available floodwater in your orchards in excess of the crop’s demand? Are you willing to use available floodwater this winter (2016–2017) to accelerate groundwater recharge? If so, Sustainable Conservation would like to hear from you.
Two workshops will be held in Modesto and Fresno that will give almond growers an opportunity to learn about tools and techniques to increase irrigation efficiency through Almond Board of California’s (ABC’s) Irrigation Continuum, and to improve the accuracy of nitrogen applications through the use of an online budgeting tool.
Funding of up to $100,000 per project for irrigation projects that provide water savings and greenhouse gas reductions is available through the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP).
Since the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was passed into law in 2011, Almond Board of California (ABC) has been working on behalf of growers, huller/shellers and handlers to help them prepare for the compliance periods, which for growers or other operations covered under one of the farm definitions, begin phasing in Jan. 26, 2018.
Although Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls compliance dates are already in effect for some handlers, most still have time to prepare.
On Jan. 23, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the Presidential Memorandum Regarding Withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Agreement.
As pollination season approaches, growers across the state are brushing up on their BMPs to best protect blooms and bees during this integral part of the growing season.
Seven candidates have expressed their dedication to serving the California Almond industry by being nominated for positions on the Almond Board of California (ABC) Board of Directors.

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