Each month, Almond Board of California publishes a position report, which contains the most recent almond trade statistics. Reference these reports to get the latest shipment information and understand the trends impacting the almond industry. The reports follow the Almond Board’s crop year (August 1 to July 31) which aligns with the almond crop production cycle. August, the beginning of harvest, marks the beginning of each new crop year and the following July position report rounds out the final shipment numbers for each year.
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Almond Board, Global Technical & Regulatory Affairs (GTRA) team is constantly following the most up to date information that could affect the supply chain of almonds. Whether the issues affect growers domestically or handlers internationally, GTRA stays on top of it. Read the monthly Global Update newsletter to understand the most pertinent issues that are affecting almonds global market access.
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U.S. Department of Agriculture Global Agricultural Information Network Reports Database
Do you need local information on a country? Search the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) database to get the latest in-country news.
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U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service
Find a U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service office in the country you are researching by using the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agriculture Service office database.
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U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service Europe
Find information about the activities conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service in Europe by clicking here.
The Codex Alimentarius, or "Food Code" is a collection of standards, guidelines, and codes of practice adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. The Commission, also known as CAC, is the central part of the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme and was established by FAO and WHO to protect consumer health and promote fair practices in food trade.
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Crop Protection and Pesticide Reporting
The almond industry has been a leader in the responsible use of pesticides, funding considerable research since 1973 that has led to an industry-wide reduction in the use of pesticides and more emphasis on alternative integrated pest management (IPM) practices.
In addition, California's pesticide use reporting program is recognized as the most comprehensive in the world. In 1990, California became the first state to require full reporting of agricultural pesticide use in response to demands for more realistic and comprehensive pesticide use data. Under the program, all agricultural pesticide use must be reported monthly to county agricultural commissioners, who in turn, report the data to California Department of Pesticide Regulation. The Pesticide Use Report is available in several formats.
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Global Maximum Residue Level Database
The International Maximum Residue Level (MRL) Database provides a list of MRL tolerances by active ingredient and export market. This database is free to all US users. Click Here to access the Global MRL database.