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Almond Advantage Magazine: September/ October 2018

The Almond Advantage is our bimonthly printed magazine, featuring the latest industry news and recent activities the Almond Alliance has been engaged in. Highlights in September/October edition of the Almond Advantage include: Market Facilitation Program (MFP) – Almond Growers can sign up for the MFP payments between September 24 through January 15, 2019; however, payments to […]

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The Port of Oakland is Almond Friendly

Nov. 30, 2018 – –By Ron Brown, Maritime Marketing and Commodities Representative at Port of Oakland   The Port of Oakland has historically been the major Port gateway for dried fruits and nuts exports to various regions of the world.  Being the closest Port to the largest agriculture growing region in the United States has […]

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Water Board Delays in Stream Flows Vote

Nov. 13, 2018 – -Under pressure from Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration, state regulators once again postponed a vote on a contentious plan to force San Francisco and several big San Joaquin Valley irrigation districts to give up some of their water supplies for environmental protection. The board agreed to postpone action until Dec. 11 to […]

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California Assembly Republicans Elect New Leader

Nov. 13, 2018 – -California Assembly Republicans elected a new leader, Assemblywoman Marie Waldron of Escondido, who said the minority party needs to take action to end its decline. Waldron takes over as Assembly Republican leader from Assemblyman Brian Dahle of Bieber, who is stepping down from the role to run for a state Senate […]

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Donate to Wildfire Relief

Nov. 14, 2018 – – The almond community in the far north of the valley has been seriously impacted by the devastating Camp Fire. The death toll is anticipated to be the largest in California history. Below is information provided by your colleagues in that area on how to help: The American Red Cross is accepting […]

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Trump Signs Memorandum on Western Water

Oct. 24, 2018 – -On Oct. 19, President Trump signed a memorandum on western water, directing the Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce to work together to deliver western communities the water supplies they need to irrigate millions of acres of farmland and provide water and power to millions of Americans. The […]

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Market Facilitation Program Workshops for almond growers Nov. 7, 8 and 9

Oct. 24, 2018 – -USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP) provides almond growers with money to help alleviate the damage resulting from the trade tariff situation. The Almond Alliance of California will be co-hosting MFP workshops in early November for growers to learn more about the program and how to submit applications. The workshops will be […]

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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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