Legislative, Regulatory Issues Addressed on Behalf of Almond Industry

Outlook - Dec. 19, 2016

The Almond Alliance of California (AAC) has issued its 2016 Advocacy Report summarizing the many legislative and regulatory issues that the AAC is engaged with in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
Leveraging Industry Dollars is Essential for Almond Exports

Outlook - Dec. 16, 2016

Through the Market Access Program, Almond Board has leveraged grower dollars in building consumer awareness, addressing market access issues, and
International Trade, Water Issues and Farm Bill Discussed with Federal Representatives

Outlook - Nov. 22, 2016

Almond Board of California (ABC) often facilitates opportunities for stakeholders to meet with industry members in an effort to initiate a dialogue on issues important to the California Almond industry. Recently, ABC hosted two events with representatives of the U.S. government.
DPR Issues New Rules for Telone

Outlook - Nov. 08, 2016

Almond growers hoping to fumigate with 1,3-D (Telone) will need to plan even more carefully after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) changed the rules on township caps and application windows for products that contain the active ingredient.
Proposed New Rules Would Severely Restrict Pesticide Applications Near School Sites

Outlook - Nov. 01, 2016

State pesticide regulators have drafted a new rule that will ban the application of any pesticide within a quarter mile of public schools and licensed day care centers by air, air blast sprayer, or sprinkler chemigation during weekday school hours.
Regulatory and Trade Issues Explored at The Almond Conference

Outlook - Oct. 13, 2016

This year the regulatory component of The Almond Conference will be packed with valuable information on several topics. Here is a brief snapshot of just a few:
Air Quality Legislation Awaits Governor's Signature

Outlook - Sep. 16, 2016

The California State Legislature has adjourned after passing several bills that are now on their way to the governor for signature. While Almond Board of California cannot take a position for or against specific bills, we do monitor legislation to determine the impact on the California Almond industry.
Comment Period for Proposed Assessment Increase Reopened

Outlook - Sep. 15, 2016

On April 12, 2016, the Almond Board of California?s Board of Directors met to review the program and budget recommendations coming forward as a result of the extensive strategic planning efforts that have taken place over the past year. Two key factors drove the Board?s recommendation:
Failure to File Nitrogen Management Reports Draws Action from Central Valley Water Board

Outlook - Aug. 24, 2016

Violation notices for failure to file a nitrogen management plan summary report have been issued to 67 farmers in the East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition.
Location Change for Workshop to Address Proposed Changes to Irrigated Lands Program

Outlook - May. 13, 2016

Proposals to fundamentally change grower requirements, such as reporting nitrogen applications on acreage in the East San Joaquin Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program, will be discussed at an upcoming public workshop.