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I've had the opportunity over the past three weeks to visit many growers, crisscrossing the valley between Bakersfield and Modesto. While I've seen the good, the bad and the ugly, with many growers facing unprecedented water challenges, I came away from my visits with an overwhelming sense of appreciation for the ingenuity that individual growers are demonstrating.

I've had the opportunity over the past three weeks to visit many growers, crisscrossing the valley between Bakersfield and Modesto. While I've seen the good, the bad and the ugly, with many growers facing unprecedented water challenges, I came away from my visits with an overwhelming sense of appreciation for the ingenuity that individual growers are demonstrating.
The California Almond objective forecast for the 2014–2015 crop year was announced June 30 at the office of the Almond Board of California (ABC). Based on 860,000 bearing acres, the California Almond objective forecast for the 2014–2015 crop is 2.10 billion meat pounds.
The 16th annual Almond Board of California Food Quality and Safety Symposium will be held Wednesday, July 23, at Wine & Roses in Lodi.
DFA of California is presenting a two-day HACCP training course that focuses on developing a preventive approach for controlling potential hazards in processing facilities, and for staying in compliance with new industry and regulatory requirements.
General attendee registration is now available online for the Greatest Almond Show on Earth — The Almond Conference.
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.
Since 1995, the Almond Board of California (ABC) has invested more than $15 million in sound science to better understand the human health effects of almonds and to correct misinformation that existed in the public arena.
Six new almond-related research studies were presented in late April in San Diego at the American Society of Nutrition’s (ASN’s) Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with Experimental Biology 2014 (EB).
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.
The 15th edition of SIAL China, which took place in Shanghai in May, continues to be the premier trade show serving the Chinese market. A record was set this year, with over 45,000 food professional visitors and 2,400 exhibitors.
This week, tune in to your local AgNet West radio station to hear ABC’s Tim Birmingham talk about the Almond Board’s history of proactive food safety programs, including the annual Food Quality and Safety Symposium, coming up July 23 in Lodi.
The Almond Board of California (ABC) marketing team traveled to the Big Easy last month with a strong story to tell food product manufacturers — and, of course, some creative and delicious almond concepts.
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