The Almond Hullers and Processors Association (AHPA) officially became the Almond Alliance of California (AAC), effective Aug. 1, 2016.
How effective was your pest management program this season?
Registration for The Almond Conference, Dec. 6–8, 2016, at the Sacramento Convention Center is currently open to all industry professionals, and booth space is open for any company interested in being an exhibitor.
Planting bee forage in and around his almond orchard has paid off for East Oakdale grower Jeff McPhee, who farms 400 acres of almonds with partner Matt Friedrich at Lakeview Ranch.
A delegation from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently traveled to Israel to gain firsthand knowledge of the country’s advanced irrigation and planting strategies and technologies. Two almond industry members joined the group: Almond Board of California (ABC) Director of Agricultural Affairs Bob Curtis and almond grower Don Cameron of Terranova Ranch, Inc.
With the California Almond Objective Report forecasting a crop that will surpass 2 billion pounds, more crop than ever may be subject to stockpiling.
With The Almond Conference just over four months away, it is time to start thinking about the silent auction. Going on its fifth year, this event strives to raise money for the California FFA Foundation to fund scholarships for high school students who plan to attend college and pursue an ag-related degree. Since its inception, with the help of industry support, we have raised more than $20,000!
Almonds have been the No. 1 nut in new-product introductions globally since 2006.
In June, Almond Board of California (ABC) staff and several industry members visited Washington, D.C., for ABC’s annual visit to update government agencies and industry alliances about almond production and market development issues.
With harvest right around the corner, almond growers and other harvest stakeholders are encouraged to consider their soil and their neighbors.

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