Every year since 2011, the Almond Achievement Award has honored an industry or allied-industry member who has added value to the California Almond industry through long-term service, contributions or innovations.
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) has issued an advisory regarding dust control under Rule 4550, Conservation Management Practices (CMPs).
With harvest season upon us, conversations around visible dust are occurring. You know that dust is a reality, but it doesn’t have to be a headache.
Signed into law last year, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) represents a fundamental change in how California will manage its groundwater supply.
No one would be disappointed if much-needed rain arrived during almond harvest, but the moisture could play havoc with the crop.
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California provides funding for a voluntary conservation program popular with almond growers, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
Over the next few weeks, Almond Board of California (ABC) will be conducting both telephone and email surveys of almond growers to discover the latest industry and production trends.
The Almond Conference, in its 43rd year, will take place Dec. 8–10, 2015, at the Sacramento Convention Center.
On June 25, the Almond Leadership class had the unique experience of visiting one of Syngenta’s top research facilities, located in Woodland.
Given almond industry growth and limited soil moisture due to the ongoing drought, harvest activities are likely to kick up more dust than usual.

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