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California court rules insects not protected by Endangered Species Act

Nov. 20, 2020 – -The California Superior Court in Sacramento has ruled the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) does not cover insects and that bees cannot be classified as fish. The Court issued its final ruling on Nov. 19, 2020. The Almond Alliance of California, in collaboration with seven other agricultural groups, filed suit with […]

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A Tribute to Our Beloved Board Member Diana Clark

Aug. 22, 2020 – – Diana Lynn Clark, 65, passed away on August 15, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. She was a beloved wife, mother, Gaga, and friend to many. Diana was born in Bakersfield to Billy Jack and Betty Jo Greenfield. She grew up in McFarland, and for a memorable, but short […]

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Following Advocacy from Rep. Garamendi, USDA Purchases $40 Million in Almonds to Support Growers During COVID-19 Pandemic

August 19, 2020 Press Release Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) applauded the United States Department of Agriculture’s decision to purchase $40 million of U.S.-grown almonds to support America’s almond growers as they grapple with the impact COVID-19 has had on their industry. This decision follows a letter from Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) to the […]

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$27 Million Available for Zero-Emission Trucks in California

Funding opens August 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. On August 18, 2020, $27 million in funding will be available statewide to replace higher polluting trucks with zero-emission vehicles. The funding is part of the Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust program, which is intended to fund projects that will fully mitigate the excess nitrogen oxide (NOx) […]

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Pre-Solicitation Announcement for Section 32 Purchase of Nut Products

August 14, 2020 – – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced plans to purchase Almond, Hazelnut, Pecan, Pistachio, and Walnut Products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs. Purchases will be made under the authority of Section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935, with the purpose to encourage the continued […]

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Rotating Power Outages Likely to Occur Monday Afternoon and Evening

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Based on current energy supply forecasts, rotating power outages are likely to occur Monday. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges customers to conserve electricity in response to the California Independent System Operator’s (ISO) statewide Flex Alert called for Monday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. CAISO is the organization that […]

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