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There are several water bonds being considered by the California Legislature, and one key factor being considered in all of them is a provision for infrastructure development, including new storage.…
Apr 01, 2014 // Government Affairs
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The Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee of the California State Assembly will hold an oversight hearing in Modesto on the need, from a local perspective, for a 2014 water bond. The hearing will be…
Apr 01, 2014 // Government Affairs
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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released a new draft of a scoping plan that lays out how California is meeting and is expected to meet the greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions required by…
Apr 01, 2014 // Government Affairs
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In a show of confidence in the Almond Board of California, the state’s almond growers once again voted overwhelmingly in favor of continuing the Federal Marketing Order for California Almonds.…
Mar 26, 2014 // Government Affairs
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On February 27, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced proposed changes to the nutrition facts panel on food labels. Changes to the appearance and…
Mar 11, 2014 // Government Affairs
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The almond acreage report, created by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) California Field Office, will be released at noon on April 24 in the Almond Board offices. The…
Mar 10, 2014 // Government Affairs
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The State Water Resources Control Board is expected to approve a request from the East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition (ESJ) to postpone the deadline for growers in high-vulnerability areas…
Mar 03, 2014 // Government Affairs
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By now, everyone is aware that Gov. Brown proclaimed a State of Emergency on Jan. 17 due to continued dry weather and water shortfalls. In his proclamation, the Governor called for all Californians…
Feb 12, 2014 // Government Affairs
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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Feb. 4 that USDA will make $20 million available for water conservation efforts throughout California to combat the effects of the drought. Secretary…
Feb 12, 2014 // Government Affairs
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Ballots and instructions have been mailed to independent growers and handlers whose names are on file with the Almond Board of California (ABC) to select one independent grower member and alternate…
Feb 11, 2014 // Government Affairs