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).
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.
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.
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.
Newly minted members of the Almond Leadership Program, class of 2017, met at the Almond Board of California (ABC) offices in January to kick off their yearlong education to gain a broader and deeper understanding of the California Almond industry in preparation for becoming tomorrow’s leaders.
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.
Five years ago, Almond Board of California began raising funds for the California FFA Foundation to help ensure scholarships were available for graduating seniors who were pursuing agriculture as their college major.
During the 2016 harvest, Brian Wahlbrink, CFO and co-owner of Sperry Farms, Denair, and member of the Almond Board of California (ABC) Board of Directors, wanted to share his experience with those outside of the almond industry — so he took to Instagram.
One of the last bills passed by Congress at the end of 2016, and signed into law by President Obama, was the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN, S.612), which included language addressing the California drought.

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