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The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California provides funding for a voluntary conservation program popular with almond growers, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (…
Jul 29, 2015 // Government Affairs
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The Pre-Export Check (PEC) Program, which builds on and replaces the Voluntary Aflatoxin Sampling Plan (VASP) program, is almost here! Beginning Aug. 1, the PEC program will be live. ABC personnel…
Jul 08, 2015 // Government Affairs
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The California Almond objective forecast for the 2015–2016 crop year was announced today, July 1, at the offices of the Almond Board of California (ABC). Based on 890,000 bearing acres, the forecast…
Jul 01, 2015 // Government Affairs
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The White House’s Pollinator Health Task Force in May released its “National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators.” It includes a multiagency approach to improving…
Jun 29, 2015 // Government Affairs
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A preliminary report from UC Davis on the impact of drought on agriculture in 2015 shows the total loss to California’s economy is $2.7 billion, along with the loss of about 18,600 full- and part-…
Jun 15, 2015 // Government Affairs
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Water and its efficient use in almonds topped discussion at the 12th annual Almond Board Environmental Stewardship Tour on May 8 in Firebaugh. Dozens of representatives from state, federal and local…
Jun 10, 2015 // Government Affairs
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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