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Snacking on Almonds can Support Weight Management

Almond Board of California — Two new studies build on the large body of scientific evidence suggesting that almonds can improve diet quality and aid in weight management. They may also support weight loss as part of a reduced-calorie diet among adults with overweight or obesity. The first study, published in Obesity and funded by the Almond Board of California, tracked 140 Australians aged …

Turkey Expects Lower Pistachio & Hazelnut Crop This Year

The “off-year” for production will push Turkey’s pistachio production lower in Marketing Year (MY) 2023/24. The production of almonds and walnuts is forecast slightly higher but hazelnut production is expected to go down. Even though domestic tree nuts production continues to grow, Turkey is projected to import sizeable volumes of almonds and walnuts in MY 2023/24 to meet steady consumer demand. …

China Forecast on Tree Nut Production and Imports

The USDA FAS (Foreign Ag Service) stationed in China forecasts commercial production of in-shell walnuts to remain unchanged from the previous year at 1.4 MMT (Metric Tons) in MY (Market Year) 2023/24. Cold winter temperatures in Xinjiang damaged the almond crop this year. FAS China forecasts almond production will drop sharply to 5,000 MT. Despite a slowed economy, solid demand and abundant …

Blue Diamond Growers Foundation Announces 2023-2024 Scholarship Awards

Blue Diamond Growers Foundation is pleased to announce its 2023-2024 scholarship recipients. This year, scholarship funding is being awarded to 25 college students who are either dependents of Blue Diamond employees or are members of local communities who are pursuing agriculture-related fields of study at colleges and universities in California and throughout the country. “We are proud of this year’s …

Hall of Famer Deion Sanders Owns His Prime with California Almonds This Season

Hall of Fame athlete and now collegiate coach Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders and California Almonds are teaming up for a partnership of a lifetime to help consumers own their PRIME. Being in your prime is a mindset, and the grind to own your prime never stops. That’s why Coach Prime and California Almonds are encouraging people to be smart about …

UC Awards Brodt $2M to Advance Soil Health, Climate-Smart Farming Practices

To accelerate adoption of climate-smart farming practices, the University of California Office of the President has awarded nearly $2 million to a team of UC Cooperative Extension scientists and community partners working on a network of farm demonstration sites. The project will be led by Sonja Brodt, coordinator for agriculture and environment at the UC Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program. This UC Agriculture and …

Opportunities for Almond Cover Crop Funding Through the Pollinator Alliance

Interested in planting cover crops down your orchard rows, but tight on funding?  Watch this brief interview with Doug Iten from Great Valley Seeds as he explains their recent collaboration with the Almond Alliance of California to provide grant funding for growers through the new Pollinator Alliance.  Read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s …

New Directors of Almond Board of CA Begin Terms

The new Board of Directors of the Almond Board of California (ABC) took their seats on Thursday with five voting members elected in 2023 – four of them incumbents – beginning new terms to help guide ABC’s support of one of California’s largest crops. Board members, whose terms officially began Aug. 1, also re-elected Alexi Rodriguez as chair and elected …

Blue Diamond Growers Launches USDA Climate-Smart Grant Program

Blue Diamond Growers has launched its USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Grant Program with its 3,000 grower-owners. The program is a major step in expanding the use of climate-smart practices in almond orchards. The initial launch of the Blue Diamond USDA Climate-Smart Grant Program offers almond growers no-cost seed and a financial incentive for implementing cover crops and/or conservation cover on their …

LandFlex Program Awards $16 Million in Farmer Contracts, Providing Immediate Well Protection for 34,000 Homes

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has announced the successful conclusion of LandFlex Phase 2, providing $16,775,162 in grants to support grower contracts within various Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) for the protection of rural at-risk water systems and advancements in groundwater sustainability. The awarded funds will be allocated to three GSAs as follows: Lower Tule Irrigation District GSA: Grant award …

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