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USDA Section 32 Almond Purchase Announcement

The Almond Alliance of California, with support from congressional representatives, lead the advocacy efforts to have California almonds included in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Section 32 food purchase program. The approval of up to $40 million of direct purchases to various domestic food nutrition assistance programs will provide much needed relief as the almond industry navigates through …

Heat Illness Prevention Education, Training Resources and Publications​​​​​​​

Almond Alliance of California — Harvest is here and so is the heat!  Heat illness is deadly so prevention education is critical for protecting your employees. Make heat safety part of your overall safety program. Some essentials ALL employers should have are: Plan – Develop and implement an effective written heat illness prevention plan that includes emergency response procedures (Almond …

New Employer Playbook & Standards for Determining when Employees Can Return to Work

Almond Alliance of the California — Today, Governor Newsom announced that the State has issued a new Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening, which contains guidance regarding all of the following: Requirements employers must satisfy to provide safe and clean work environments. This guidance expands on the existing industry specific guidance and checklists, the most current versions of which can be viewed …

Resources for Employers Amidst COVID-19 Outbreaks at Ag Facilities

Almond Alliance of California – There have been multiple COVID-19 outbreaks at agricultural facilities and operations throughout the State.  Several of the outbreaks in agricultural areas have been reported in farmworker housing facilities, fields and processing facilities.  CalOSHA, Department of Health Services and the Attorney General’s office have been engaged in situations with multiple positive cases.  Many of our peer …

Almond Alliance of CA Huller Sheller Meeting

Join Almond Alliance for our annual Huller Sheller Meeting. Featured Topics: Almond Hull Quality Assurance Program, GMP Program, Stockpile Fumigation, Fire Prevention, Insurance: Food Safety/Recall Liability, Auto Liability and State and Federal Legislative Update. To RSVP for the Huller Sheller Meeting, Click Here.

Almond Alliance Labor Law Training

Each year, California employers are faced with newly enacted statutes and new case law impacting their day-to-day operations. The new standards frequently require employers to modify their policies and procedures both in writing and in practice. 2020 is no different, as there are new legal standards relating to classifying individuals as independent contractors, employee privacy, harassment and discrimination, lactation accommodation, …

California Almond Industry PAC Fundraiser

To protect our industry and promote shared interests the California Almond Industry Political Action Committee (Almond PAC) was created by Almond Alliance of California in 2014. This organization was specifically created to allow individuals within the almond community to pool their political contributions and thus increase their visibility and clout. The Almond PAC capitalizes on individual contributions and collectively distributes …

2019 Market Facilitation Program Workshops

USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP) is continuing for the second year, providing almond growers with an opportunity to apply for direct payments to help alleviate the damage resulting from the global trade situation. Unlike the 2018 program when payments were based on delivered pounds, the 2019 MFP program is based on bearing acreage. To learn more about the changes to …

Often Overlooked Legal Employee Reimbursement Requirements (Farm Liability Series Part 3 of 3)

Farmers are some of the best people on the planet.  They work hard and do their very best to keep food on the table in homes all over the world.  Like anyone though, sometimes they make mistakes too and can overlook some of the ever-changing laws and requirements for their farm employees, and end up in court over violations that …

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