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Almond Board of California
Voting to fill the board director positions for the Almond Board of California starts tomorrow and runs to the middle of February. Three positions and alternates are up for election.
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Sustainability and Production Research, Global Marketing Initiatives to Move Forward as USDA Implements Assessment Increase

On Dec. 20 the USDA published the Final Rule to implement the recommendation by Almond Board of California (ABC) to increase the assessment from 3 cents per pound to 4 cents per pound for a three-year period beginning with the current 2016–17 almond crop. The decision means ABC can move forward with aggressive plans to broaden its sustainability1 and production research and launch new global marketing programs. Continue reading

Almond Orchard
Almond Board of California President and CEO Richard Waycott went into detail about the state of the industry presentation at this year’s Almond Conference. The industry is seeing growth among challenging times, and Waycott said focusing on the almond orchard of the future is spurring innovation and fueling that gain. Watch the video ->

Almond Board of California
Almond Board of California (ABC) announced that Jan. 20, 2017, is the deadline for filing nominations for the 10 open positions on its Board of Directors. The Board members meet several times a year, and are responsible for influencing the strategic direction of ABC. Serving on the Board offers those in the industry the opportunity to give back with their leadership and expertise.

One independent grower member and one alternate position are open for nomination. To be considered, each candidate must be an almond grower and must submit a petition signed by at least 15 independent almond growers (verified by ABC). Continue reading

Almond Board of California
Post-harvest irrigation for almond growers starts the success of next year’s crop. Senior Manager of Irrigation and Water Efficacy for the Almond Board, Spenser Cooper, tells us why it’s so important.

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Almond Board of California
According to Innova Market Insights, a research firm, new-product introductions with almonds have overtaken hazelnuts in Europe for the first time.

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Asian Citrus Psyllid

The Asian citrus psyllid, a small insect that can carry a devastating citrus tree disease, has been detected in Placer County. The disease, called Huanglongbing, and is also known as HLB or citrus greening disease, will kill any tree it infects and there is no known cure, other than prevention.

A call to the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s tip line on Sept. 8 brought state inspectors to a property in western Lincoln where specimens were collected from four trees that day. The specimens were positively identified the following day and the trees were destroyed. Continue reading

almond conference
Plans are in high gear for this year’s Almond Conference. The Almond Board of California gives us an update on the conference’s educational sessions.

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