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COVID-19 Impact on the Almond Industry & Future Prospects

Many have heard initial projections as to how COVID-19 might impact the California almond industry, especially at such a critical time with growers expecting their largest crop ever this year. But how has the market actually been impacted up to this point?  And are evolving consumer habits beneficial to this growing industry?  Watch this brief interview with Emily Fleischmann from the Almond …

Almond Conference Celebrates Almond Industry Safely, Uniquely and Virtually

Almond Board of California – Logging in instead of looking for a place to sit. Walking from the coffee pot to the office chair instead of driving to Sacramento. Connecting with attendees via online chat instead of shaking hundreds of hands while walking the trade show floor. Instead of sitting shoulder-to-shoulder in session rooms, participants of The Almond Conference (TAC) 2020 …

State Farm Service Agency Director named Almond Champion of the Year

Connie Conway, Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency in California, has been honored as the Almond Alliance of California’s 2020 Almond Champion of the Year for the agency’s outstanding efforts in assisting almond growers with the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP.) The Almond Champion of the Year Award is presented annually to those who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in …

Blue Diamond Growers 110th Annual Meeting Recap, Gurcharan Dhillon Honored

The 110th Blue Diamond Growers Annual Meeting countered the challenges of 2020 with a sense of accomplishment for the present and optimism for the future. “We are a growth business by choice, and I’m confident in declaring that the best is yet to come,” said Mark Jansen, President and CEO, Blue Diamond Growers. In his virtual presentation to Blue Diamond almond growers on …

US Maintains Position as India’s Top Tree Nut Importer as Demand Surges

India’s tree nut imports continue to surge, with demand growing despite a tariff stranglehold. Consumption is growing as a result of the expanded perception of the health benefits of almonds and walnuts among middle- class consumers. FAS New Delhi forecasts in marketing year 2020/2021 Indian almond imports to reach 115,000 metric tons (MT). While walnut imports are forecast to reach …

New Resources Available on Cal/OSHA Emergency COVID-19 Regulations

Almond Alliance of California — On November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Health & Safety Standards Board unanimously adopted 21 pages of emergency Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) safety regulations. The Regulations are broad. They apply to all employees and places of employment except:  Those places of employment with one employee who does not have contact with others. Employees working from home.  …

Tree Nuts Market Research and Outlook, 2020 – 2026

Tree Nuts market trends, outlook, growth opportunities and companies to 2025 presents analysis and outlook of Tree Nuts types, end user industries and countries. The global F&B market witnessed significant growth over the past decade. The report presents key trends in the Tree Nuts market and provides an overview of global and regional markets, market size forecasts, drivers and challenges …

Industry Input Needed: Aluminum Phosphide, Magnesium Phosphide & Phosphine Proposed US EPA Interim Registration Review Decision

In September of 2020, the US EPA released their Proposed Interim Registration Review Decision on Aluminum Phosphide, Magnesium Phosphide, and Phosphine. There is a 60-day comment period on this decision with a deadline of Tuesday, December 22, 2020. In the review, the EPA has proposed mandatory buffer zones based on computer modeling. The proposed actions for phosphine and the metal …

How to Maximize Groundwater Recharge, Addressed at Upcoming Almond Conference

Almond Board of California — Ensuring there is enough water from surface and underground supplies to meet all the state’s demands is a complicated and often controversial task. As author Mark Twain famously said, “Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting.” Groundwater usage and potential recharge opportunities are huge points of discussion in the California agricultural industry, particularly in the …

Almond Alliance of California Applauds Defeat of Prop. 15

The Almond Alliance of California today hailed the defeat of Prop. 15 which, if passed, would have been the largest property tax increase in California’s history.  The latest results from the Secretary of State’s office shows Prop. 15 losing by a margin of 52-48 %. The Almond Alliance mobilized a grassroots campaign focused on educational materials, letters and provided support …

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