ABC Marketing Launches E-newsletter Program
The Almond Board of California launched an electronic newsletter program in February to be distributed to the North American consumer, health professional and food professional audiences. Targeted newsletters will highlight current marketing programs and will encourage readers to visit the Almond Board Web site for information, tools and resources designed to help drive higher consumption of California Almonds. To receive any of these new
e-newsletters, click here and then "eNews + Recipe Sign-up" to select the preferred audience.
The National Academy of Sciences recently convened a panel of independent scientists to examine whether the federal government should lift or modify limits on pumping from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The panel is gathering testimony on two environmental plans intended to protect threatened fish by restricting water pumped from the Delta. "We're going to help point the way to the most optimal management solution that can be found," said Stephen Parker, director of the academy's Water Science and Technology Board. A recommendation is expected in March, followed by continued study about the state of the Delta.
The American Honey Producers Association recently recognized Chris Heintz for her outstanding contributions and leadership role in pollination and bee health research. Chris is the executive director of Project Apis m, an organization dedicated to funding and directing research to improve the health and vitality of bee colonies, which leads to improved crop production. She also serves as staff support for the ABC Bee Taskforce. Chris was commended on her administration of honey bee research, funded by the ABC and Apis m. Congratulations, Chris!
Now is the time to update your records and documentation system! Maintaining readily retrievable records of your farm's operations is essential when it comes to food safety. Records should include fertility management, pesticide and foliar applications, worker training programs, servicing of sanitary facilities, and a lot identification system. Documentation maximizes your investment in risk reduction; without documentation there is no proof that your food safety program exists.
For more information about food safety issues, visit almondboard.com/foodsafety.