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CA Air Board Announces Additional Categories for FARMER Program

Oct. 2, 2018 – -The Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program, which was advocated for by the Almond Alliance, provides funding through local air districts for agricultural harvesting equipment, heavy-duty trucks, agricultural pump engines, tractors, and other equipment used in agricultural operations. Additional project categories and modifications have been made and the […]

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Governor Signs Several Bills of Interest to the Ag Community

Oct. 2, 2018 – -This legislative session saw a couple bills which dealt with organics recycling, one which would bolster this important industry and one that could put an end to it. The bill that the Almond Alliance supported was AB 3036 (Cooley) which Governor Brown just signed into law. The bill would exclude byproducts […]

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Governor Vetoes Bill to Prohibit Arbitration Agreements

  Oct. 2, 2018  – – The past legislative session saw many bills attempting to address the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace.  One of those measures would prohibit arbitration agreements in all employment contracts.  Assembly Bill 3080 (Gonzalez Fletcher), has been vetoed by Governor Brown. AB 3080 would have prohibited non-disclosure agreements regarding […]

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United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Announced

Oct. 2, 2018 – -U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has issued the following statement regarding the announcement of a United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “The great news of a new USMCA deal is important for our economy as a whole, including the agricultural sector, which counts Canada and Mexico in our top three trading partners. […]

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US Trade Mitigation Package Direct Payments for Almonds

Modesto, CA – The Almond Alliance of California appreciates the efforts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish the procedures required to provide direct payments to almond growers to help offset some of the damage being incurred due to the retaliatory tariffs imposed by China and Turkey. As announced today by Secretary of Agriculture […]

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US Retaliatory Mitigation Package Places Almonds in Market Facilitation Program

September 11, 2018 – – Modesto, CA – – California almonds are included in the $12 billion trade mitigation package announced by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture assisting farmers suffering from damage due to international trade retaliation. The damage assessment figure assigned to almonds is $63.3 million, yet the program details of distribution are forthcoming. The […]

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PPIC Polling: Strong Bipartisan Support for Prop. 3, Water and Environment

July 31, 2018 – -According to the non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California, 56% of likely CA voters say the candidates’ environmental positions are very important in determining their votes—the largest share to express this view since PPIC first asked likely voters the question in 2006 (44%). Another third of likely voters (31%) say candidate […]

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President’s Message: Almond Alliance Trade Update

July 31, 2018 – – By Elaine Trevino, President, Almond Alliance of California As the President/CEO of the Almond Alliance, I want to reassure you that our mission is to protect you, and the entire industry, from short and long-term threats brought on by trade disputes. The Alliance continues to be diligent in our work […]

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