The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) has filled several Cooperative Extension (UCCE) positions vital to research and outreach in the areas of almond production and integrated pest management. Since the start of 2013, there have been several UC Cooperative Extension position...
Two new literature pieces, Stockpile Management Best Practices for Almond Growers and Stockpile Management Best Practices for Almond Processors , are now available online from the Almond Board of California. When stockpiling almonds becomes necessary, care must be taken to prevent excess moisture buildup, which can...
Staying current on the latest California Almonds news and tips is easy with the Almond Update every Thursday on AgNet West, sponsored by the Almond Board of California. Tune i n to your local AgNet West station each week, look for the Almond Update logo on the AgNet West website or search under specialty crop news to...
Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to put a comprehensive $7.5 billion water bond before voters in November. The bipartisan legislation, AB 1471 by Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D–Lakewood), passed the Senate 37–0 and the Assembly 77–2. It will appear as Proposition 1 on the November ballot, replacing the current $...
Remember that trip to Mexico you bid on at The Almond Conference Silent Auction in December? Monies from this popular event have funded scholarships for six deserving FFA students. The Almond Board of California scholarships were awarded at the 86 th California FFA State Leadership Conference. The winning students are...
In mid-August, the Almond Board of California (ABC) launched new websites for California Almond growers at www.Almonds.com/Growers and processors at www.Almonds.com/Processors . Five years after the last industry website redesign, it became clear that a face-lift was needed to improve the user experience for all. The...
The importance of pollinator health has reached the White House. Recognizing the threats to pollinator health and their potential impact on the national economy, President Obama has expanded federal efforts to reverse losses of pollinators, including honey bees and monarch butterflies. In June, the White House...
Since 1995, the Almond Board of California (ABC) has invested more than $15 million in sound science to better understand the human health effects of almonds and to correct misinformation that existed in the public arena. Almonds had long been defined by their total fat content of 50+%; however, it has become widely...
Six new almond-related research studies were presented in late April in San Diego at the American Society of Nutrition’s (ASN’s) Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with Experimental Biology 2014 (EB). Experimental Biology annually convenes scientists and researchers in the fields of anatomy,...
Almond growers with orchard blocks that suffer loss or damage in excess of 15% as a result of a natural disaster, such as a drought, are eligible for financial assistance under the 2014 Farm Bill Tree Assistance Program (TAP). Nursery trees are also eligible. The 2014 Farm Bill makes TAP a permanent disaster program...

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