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Almond Alliance Underscores Importance of North America Free Trade Agreement

Nov. 20, 2017 – – Almond Alliance of California and 167 other organization endorsed a letter sent to all governors, state ag commissioners and state leaders of economic development underscoring the importance of the North American Trade Agreement to the U.S. food and agriculture industry and expressing concern about the potential of a withdrawal for […]

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Action Needed Today!

Nov. 16, 2017 – – As Congress considers tax reform, it is crucial that the farming community weigh-in to OPPOSE the proposed elimination of three key deductions in H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:( 1) the eradication of the Section 199 deduction,( 2) the repeal of state and local tax deductions, and (3) […]

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Almond Alliance will be active at Almond Board Conference

Nov. 13, 2017 – -The Almond Alliance will have an active presence at the 45th Almond Conference set for Dec.5-7, 2917 at the at the Sacramento Convention Center. The conference surpassed 3,500 registrants in 2016. As the largest event for almond industry professionals in the world, the Almond Conference is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect […]

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Stepping Up Political Engagement: It’s a cost of doing business

Nov. 13, 2017 – -By Andrea York, Manager of Government Relations – – Almond Alliance President Kelly Covello recently provided attendees of the Pacific Nut Producer Expo with an update on the State of the Almond Industry. With a total of 1.3 million acres (bearing and non-bearing) and 2.25 billion pounds expected this crop year and […]

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Assembly Ag Chair Anna Caballero Tours Stanislaus County farms

Nov. 6, 2017 – -Almond Alliance continues to work on developing relationships with the legislature with specific focus on educating urban and moderate Democrats about our industry and our issues. Tours are one of the most valuable tools we use to educate California’s urban legislators about who we are and what we do. On Oct. […]

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Alliance Comments on National Trade Estimate Report

Oct. 27, 2017 – -The National Trade Estimate (NTE) report has been published by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) annually for 32 years. The report is a companion piece to the President’s Trade Policy Agenda and outlines the most important foreign barriers affecting U.S. exports, and helps facilitate U.S. negotiations aimed at reducing or […]

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Preview of Legislation In Store for Next Year

Oct. 27, 2017 –As the Governor finalized his work on the 977 bills sent to him this year, the legislature and staff are already looking ahead to next year.  Below is a brief summary of some of the key legislation that was held over this year and will be considered in the second year of […]

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2017 Almond Alliance Advocacy Report Available

Oct. 27, 2017 – -As Abraham Lincoln once said, “the best way to predict your future is to create it”. The Almond Alliance works tirelessly to ensure that the California almond industry has a voice when policy discussions are taking place that will impact our industry’s ability and right to farm. As the California almond […]

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