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The Almond Sustainability Report released at last year’s Almond Conference reveals that nutrient and irrigation management efficiencies have a significant impact on air quality and energy in addition to nutrient management and water quality and supply.
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.
Timing and system maintenance improve application accuracy, save water.
On Feb. 27, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts panel on food labels. Changes to the appearance of and information provided on food labels in order to help consumers better understand and use the information have been discussed and debated for the past several years.
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. Tune in to your local AgNet/West station each week, look for the Almond Update logo on the AgNet/West website or search under specialty crop news to learn more about the latest in the almond industry.
The Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee of the California State Assembly will hold an oversight hearing in Modesto on the need, from a local perspective, for a 2014 water bond.
There are several water bonds being considered by the California Legislature, and one key factor being considered in all of them is a provision for infrastructure development, including new storage. Other critical provisions include drinking water quality, water supply for disadvantaged communities, Delta environmental sustainability projects and regional water management projects and strategies.
Last week, Almond Board of California's Jenny Nicolau talked about an almond grower field day that provided growers with information on drought irrigation practices and a new nitrogen calculation tool.
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There are several water bonds being considered by the California Legislature, and one key factor being considered in all of them is a provision for infrastructure development, including new storage. Other critical provisions include drinking water quality, water supply for disadvantaged communities, Delta environmental sustainability projects and regional water management projects and strategies.
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released a new draft of a scoping plan that lays out how California is meeting and is expected to meet the greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions required by Assembly Bill 32. The 2006 law requires California to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25%, back to 1990 levels, by 2020, and even further, to 20% of 1990 levels, by the year 2050.
On Feb. 27, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts panel on food labels. Changes to the appearance of and information provided on food labels in order to help consumers better understand and use the information have been discussed and debated for the past several years.
With the re-launch of the consumer website (see Almonds.com), we are even better equipped to emphasize the long-term value of what is arguably the best food on the planet.
Last week, Almond Board of California's Jenny Nicolau talked about an almond grower field day that provided growers with information on drought irrigation practices and a new nitrogen calculation tool.
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.
The Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee of the California State Assembly will hold an oversight hearing in Modesto on the need, from a local perspective, for a 2014 water bond.
Timing and system maintenance improve application accuracy, save water.
The Almond Sustainability Report released at last year’s Almond Conference reveals that nutrient and irrigation management efficiencies have a significant impact on air quality and energy in addition to nutrient management and water quality and supply.
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. Tune in to your local AgNet/West station each week, look for the Almond Update logo on the AgNet/West website or search under specialty crop news to learn more about the latest in the almond industry.
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