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After July 1 all applications of chlorpyrifos in California will require specific approval from the local county ag commissioner’s office. The state Department of Pesticide Regulation announced it…
Jun 10, 2015 // Government Affairs
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Water and its efficient use in almonds topped discussion at the 11th annual Almond Board Environmental Stewardship Tour on May 8 in Firebaugh. Dozens of representatives from state, federal and local…
Jun 09, 2015 // Government Affairs
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The California Almond industry became only the third U.S. commodity to qualify for Pre-Export Checks (PEC) when the EU voted to recognize the PEC program for California Almonds in April 2014. The…
Jun 09, 2015 // Government Affairs
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A new round of funding is currently available to California growers who implement measures to improve their irrigation system efficiency and/or reduce energy used by their irrigation systems,…
May 27, 2015 // Government Affairs
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Since Governor Jerry Brown signed the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) on Sept. 16, 2014, there has been much activity to begin implementation. High- and medium-priority basins are to…
May 14, 2015 // Government Affairs
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The 2015 California Almond crop has been projected at 1.85 billion kernel pounds, down 1% from last year. Yield is estimated at 2,080 pounds per acre, which is 3% lower than last year. The…
May 11, 2015 // Government Affairs
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The 2015 California Almond crop has been projected at 1.85 billion meat pounds, down 1% from last year. Yield is estimated at 2,080 pounds per acre, which is 3% lower than last year. The subjective…
May 06, 2015 // Government Affairs
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The Global Technical and Regulatory Affairs staff has created several fact sheets about the California Almond industry that give almond growers, processors and other supporters the tools to speak …
Apr 13, 2015 // Government Affairs
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An important change in the 2014 farm bill connects eligibility for crop insurance premium subsidies with conservation compliance requirements, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.…
Apr 08, 2015 // Government Affairs
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San Joaquin Valley growers planning to apply products containing chlorpyrifos, abamectin and oxyfluorfen between May and October are limited to the use of low-VOC (volatile organic compound)…
Apr 08, 2015 // Government Affairs