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(Issue: July 2014)
Have a plan to save water and reduce energy use in your irrigation system?
(Issue: July 2014)
A survey of randomly selected almond growers is being conducted to determine what effect the drought is or will have on their farming operations this year.
(Issue: July 2014)
The California Almond industry has devoted considerable resources to becoming more efficient in its use of water, and that message is being delivered by Almond Board of California (ABC) staff at key public meetings being held as the state is in the grips of a third straight year of drought.
(Issue: July 2014)
Over the years, the California Almond industry has enjoyed a long period of economic success and is generally regarded as one of the leading success stories for California agriculture.
(Issue: June 2014)
In August 2013, the Almond Board of California (ABC) entered into an agreement with the Almond Hullers and Processors Association (AHPA) to provide the almond industry with a greater voice in issues relevant to the industry.
(Issue: June 2014)
Every May, Almond Board of California (ABC) applies for competitive federal grants administered by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). These grants leverage grower funding for promoting almonds overseas. From year to year, ABC has consistently received an increasing amount from the grant pool.
(Issue: June 2014)
Almond Board of California (ABC) Chairman Bill Harp recently asked if I would serve as chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee (F&AC). I am happy to do so as I very much value the vital work that this committee undertakes.
(Issue: May 2014)
California’s 2013 bearing almond acreage has reached 840,000 out of a total of 940,000 planted acres, according to a report by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) released April 24.
(Issue: May 2014)
The projected estimate for the California Almond crop yet to be harvested is 1.95 billion meat pounds, down 2.5% from last year. Yield is estimated at 2,270 pounds per acre, which is 4.6% lower than last year.
(Issue: May 2014)
Disease Management for California Almond Production, an online CEU course developed by Western Farm Press and the Almond Board, has been recently updated.
(Issue: May 2014)
The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), recently posted an additional resource online for Using the Pressure Chamber for Irrigation Management in Almonds.
(Issue: May 2014)
Turlock Irrigation District and Modesto Irrigation District are holding a joint workshop on the effects of the drought on Stanislaus County agriculture, how to implement effective deficit irrigation strategies, and what technical and financial assistance opportunities are available.
(Issue: April 2014)
During this time of unprecedented drought, the Almond Board has been providing information and tools to help growers cope with tight water supplies. This effort was kicked off at The Almond Conference last December with a workshop on irrigation strategies for drought management.
(Issue: March 2014)
The Almond Board of California has released election results for the Board of Directors positions whose terms of office are Mar. 1, 2014 through Feb. 28, 2015.
(Issue: January 2014)
Staying current on the latest California Almonds news and tips is easy with the Almond Update every Thursday on AgNet/West, sponsored by the Almond Board of California.
(Issue: January 2014)
The 2014 Almond Leadership Program will be starting up with an initial orientation meeting at the end of this month.
(Issue: January 2014)
Why should you run for the Almond Board of California (ABC) Board of Directors or serve on a committee?
(Issue: January 2014)
With the new year comes a brand new season for the California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP)! Participating is now easier than ever with the new sustainability website.
(Issue: January 2014)
Staying current on the latest California Almonds news and tips is easy with the Almond Update every Thursday on AgNet/West, sponsored by the Almond Board of California.
(Issue: January 2014)
Thanks to all who attended for making the 41st Annual Almond Conference such a resounding success!
(Issue: December 2013)
Why should you run for the Almond Board of California (ABC) Board of Directors or serve on a committee?
(Issue: December 2013)
The Almond Board’s Finance and Audit Committee (F&AC) is charged with executing the fiscal fiduciary responsibility of the Board of Directors.
(Issue: December 2013)
If you want to stay up-to-date on Almond Board news and activities, be sure to tune into your local every Thursday for the Almond Update, sponsored by the Almond Board of California.
(Issue: December 2013)
I have had the pleasure of wearing many hats for the Almond Board of California (ABC) over many years.
(Issue: December 2013)
Printed copies of the 2013 Almond Almanac, the Almond Board of California's annual report replete with industry statistics and ABC activities, will be available at the 2013 Almond Conference in Sacramento.
(Issue: November 2013)
Almond Board’s Kendall Barton talks about items available at the Silent Auction to be held during The Almond Conference, Dec. 4 and 5.
(Issue: November 2013)
The Almond Board of California is looking for individuals with a vested interest in the future of the almond business to participate in the Almond Industry Leadership Program.
(Issue: September 2013)
Even with a 1.7% decline in shipments from last year, the 2012–2013 crop was the second largest in history. Moreover, as Figure 1 shows, the five-year average growth rate is a remarkable 8.3%.
(Issue: August 2013)
Beginning Aug. 1, listen every Thursday to your local affiliate radio station for AgNet West’s Specialty Crop News, brought to you by Almond Board of California.
(Issue: August 2013)
Do you know someone who has shown outstanding leadership and service to the California Almond industry?
(Issue: August 2013)
The Almond Board is looking for the California Almond industry’s best and brightest new members to apply for the 2014 Almond Leadership Program!
(Issue: July 2013)
The California Almond objective forecast of 1.85 billion meat pounds for the 2013-2014 crop year was announced July 1.
(Issue: July 2013)
The Almond Board of California (ABC) Industry Services Committee has seven members and seven alternates. Committee members include growers, handlers, food safety experts and farm equipment manufacturers.
(Issue: July 2013)
The California Almond objective forecast of 1.85 billion meat pounds for the 2013–2014 crop year was announced on July 1.
(Issue: June 2013)
The Almond Board’s Almond Leadership Program class of 2013 is off to a great start. Through the program, future leaders of the California Almond community have the opportunity to receive a taste of many different aspects of the industry.
(Issue: June 2013)
The Almond Board of California (ABC) is now offering the opportunity to apply for a committee seat online.
(Issue: May 2013)
The Almond Board of California (ABC) Nutrition Research Committee has six members, plus alternates, who are a blend of almond industry members and outside experts.
(Issue: April 2013)
Sixteen outstanding individuals have been chosen as participants in the 2013 Almond Leadership Program.
(Issue: March 2013)

Almond Board of California was honored at the National Agri-Marketing Association regional awards, held at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, for industry news articles placed in publications, and for ABC’s own newsletters.

(Issue: March 2013)

California’s Almond growers have elected the following growers and handlers to serve as members of the Board of Directors of the Almond Board of California.

(Issue: February 2013)

From the cotton in our jeans and the food on our tables, to our landscaped yards and playing fields, we all depend on agriculture.

(Issue: January 2013)
The Almond Almanac is the Almond Board’s annual report, which outlines the research and marketing programs and projects that power the industry toward meeting its vision.
(Issue: January 2013)
On the eve of his retirement, the California Almond industry paid tribute to long-time Almond Board of California field representative Mike Ratto at The Almond Conference in December.
(Issue: November 2012)
The 2012 Census of Agriculture will begin soon. Nearly 3 million report forms will be mailed to the nation's farmers and ranchers in late December.
(Issue: November 2012)
Visit staff and members at The Almond Board booth at The Almond Conference, Dec. 11–13 in Sacramento, where you can pick up informational material, learn about ABC programs, and do a little shopping.
(Issue: November 2012)
The Almond Board of California is looking for individuals with an interest in the California Almond industry to participate in the Almond Leadership Program.
(Issue: September 2012)
The California Almond Industry is made up of leaders. The achievements of this industry have been built on the backs of hardworking and forward-thinking growers, handlers and allied industry members.
(Issue: September 2012)
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 2012 California Almond Objective Measurement Report in June.
(Issue: September 2012)
As 2012 Almond Industry Leadership Program participants work on their final projects, it's time to pass on the torch to a new crop of individuals who aim to become leaders in our industry.
(Issue: July 2012)
Who says money doesn’t grow on trees? The Almond Board of California (ABC) has worked with several industry members and UC Davis researchers to develop key information that delves into the economics and financial returns of growing California Almonds.
(Issue: July 2012)
Would you like to learn more about the California Almond industry? As an almond grower or handler, do you want to voice your opinions and be heard?
(Issue: June 2012)
Handlers can now order Spanish-language versions of both the Pathogen Environmental Monitoring (PEM) manual and PEM Go-To Guide from the Almond Board.
(Issue: June 2012)
After more than 20 years of service on the Production Research Committee of the Almond Board of California, Floyd Perry will be retiring.
(Issue: June 2012)
A panel of regulators, educators and government authorities offered California Almond growers insight into the complexities of water availability and policy at a Water Symposium titled “Water in California: Present Realities — Future Implications” held in early April.
(Issue: June 2012)
From food safety to pesticide use to water availability, the California Almond industry is faced more and more with technical and regulatory issues that are significant to the sustainability of our businesses.
(Issue: May 2012)
March 21 was Ag Day at the Capitol, an annual event showcasing the wide variety of foods and crops produced in our state and the farmers who grow them.
(Issue: April 2012)
The Almond Board of California is again sponsoring a UC Cooperative Extension Pomology Farm Advisor internship, open to graduate students and recent alumni in the agricultural and biological sciences.
(Issue: April 2012)
Three almond crop forecasts from National Agricultural Statistics Service, California Field Office (NASS/CFO) will be issued in April, May and June.
(Issue: April 2012)
California’s Almond growers have elected growers and handlers to serve as members of the Almond Board of California as follows.
(Issue: April 2012)
The recently updated “Guide to California Almonds” technical poster is now available!
(Issue: April 2012)
Growers, handlers and allied-industry representatives from Bakersfield to Williams were treated to a series of four traveling presentations, titled The Economics of Almond Production, courtesy of the Almond Board of California (ABC).
(Issue: March 2012)
There's something unique about being an almond grower. Check out the latest in this series of grower-submitted descriptions.
(Issue: March 2012)
Almond conversations from the social media realm.
(Issue: March 2012)
In January, ABC began partnering with handlers in an effort to encourage growers to attend a sustainability program to complete at least one self-assessment module.
(Issue: March 2012)
The Almond Board of California (ABC) welcomed the new group of Almond Leadership Program participants and mentors Jan. 26-27 with an inaugural seminar, "This is Your Industry."
(Issue: February 2012)
2011 was a very successful year for the Almond industry, and specifically for the Almond Board of California (ABC) Nutrition Research Program with 10 newly published research papers and more than 20 conference presentations.
(Issue: January 2012)
In December 2012, The Almond Conference is pulling up its tent stakes and moving north, from Modesto to the Sacramento Convention Center, where there’s more room to spread out.
(Issue: January 2012)
The Almond Leadership Program is off to a great start in 2012. According to the number of applications submitted online and at The Almond Conference, it appears that the 2012 class will be one of the largest groups to participate in the program.
(Issue: January 2012)
In February 2010, ABC joined the social media environment and began ‘tweeting’ in an effort to reach young industry members with messages of interest about the California Almond industry.
(Issue: January 2012)
This year’s Almond Conference Gala Dinner keynote speaker, Roy Firestone, was a hit with the 600-plus almond growers, handlers and allied industry members in the audience.
(Issue: January 2012)
Ned Ryan, a long-time California Almond grower and handler and active industry member, was honored for his lifetime of work in the California Almond industry at the 2011 Almond Conference.
(Issue: January 2012)
We are pleased to announce that we have found our new industry services coordinator!
(Issue: January 2012)
Why should you run for the Almond Board of California (ABC) Board of Directors or serve on a committee? There are several key reasons why you — and the industry — would benefit.
(Issue: January 2012)
Nearly 2,000 growers, handlers and allied industry members squeezed into the Modesto Centre Plaza one last time for The Almond Conference before it moves to Sacramento Dec. 11–13, 2012.
(Issue: November 2011)
Applications are being accepted now through Dec. 9 for the 2012 Almond Leadership Program.
(Issue: November 2011)
The California Almond industry is without a doubt one of the greatest success stories in American agriculture. Even casual conversations with growers of other crops in California, and other states, quickly lead to commentary regarding achievements in productivity in the industry, as well as the industry’s phenomenal growth.
(Issue: October 2011)
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