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Almond Alliance President Trevino Appointed to USDA Agricultural Trade Policy Advisory Committee

June 18, 2019 – -USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer have appointed Almond Alliance President Elaine Trevino to the USDA Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade. The Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee provides advice and information to the Secretary of Agriculture and the U.S. Trade Representative on the administration of trade […]

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Help us tell the almond story at the State Capitol on June 12th!

May 28, 2019 – -Help us tell the almond story at the State Capitol on June 12th! The Almond Alliance invites you to participate in the Almond Festival at the State Capitol. This event is intended to bring awareness to State Senators, Assemblymembers and their staff about the value of California almonds to the state’s […]

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Almond Movers & Shakers Cocktail Reception June 11 in Sacramento

May 28, 2019 – -On June 11, 2019, the Almond PAC will hold our first annual- Almond Movers & Shakers Cocktail Reception, an Almond PAC fundraiser, at The Citizen Hotel in Sacramento. This event provides almond industry members the opportunity to visit with bipartisan legislators as they shake it up during an interactive mixology competition. […]

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Almonds included in Round 2 of Support for Farmers Impacted by Tariff Retaliation and Trade Disruption Announced by USDA Secretary Perdue

May 23, 2019 – -Today USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced round two of support for farmers impacted by retaliatory tariffs and trade disruption in key export markets, specifically China. California almonds are included in the $16 billion trade mitigation package. The package will consist of $14.5 billion for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), $1.4 billion […]

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Almond Alliance Convention Opens Its Doors April 30- May 1 in Napa

April 29, 2019 – – The Almond Alliance’s 2019 Annual Convention at The Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa gets underway April 30 to May 2, 2019 Almond Alliance’s priority for the 2019 convention is to provide an agenda packed with interactive and informative seminars in the areas of trade, biomass, almond co-products, water, labor laws, […]

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California’s Ban on Chlorpyrifos Passes First Committee

April 11, 2019 – -A California Senate bill calling for a complete ban on the broad-spectrum pesticide chlorpyrifos passed the Senate Health Committee April 10, 2019  by a vote of 5-1, with three members abstaining and will now be heard in the  Environmental Quality Committee. The hearing was heavy on science from both ends of […]

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CalEPA Secretary Confirmed by California State Senate

April 11, 2019 – -The California Senate confirmed Jared Blumenfeld as Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA). Blumenfeld was confirmed with a bipartisan vote of 32-3.As Secretary, Blumenfeld oversees the state’s efforts to fight climate change, protect air and water quality, regulate pesticides and toxic substances, achieve the state’s recycling and waste reduction […]

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The U.S.- Mexico-Canada Agreement Fact Sheet

April 11, 2019 – -Canada and Mexico are the United States’ top export markets for U.S. agriculture, totaling a combined $40 billion in 2018. In fact, more than 28 percent of all U.S. farm and food exports went to our North American neighbors last year. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, will make a good trade […]

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