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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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Application Deadline Extended to Sept. 11, Producers Who Have Approved Applications to Receive Final Payments

USDA News Release  (Washington, D.C., Aug. 11, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) in response to public comments and data. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline to apply for the program to September 11th, […]

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Rep. Garamendi Advocates for California Almond Growers Impacted by Coronavirus

Press Release, Rep. John Garamendi, July 13, 2020 – –Washington, DC—Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) sent a letter to the United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue advocating for the United States Department of Agriculture’s support for California’s almond industry through a direct purchase program as it grapples with the effects of COVID-19. Garamendi has supported […]

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USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Webinar Recording Available

June 15, 2020 – – USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will provide $2.1 billion in direct support for specialty crop producers, including California almond growers. On June 11, the Almond Board of California, the Almond Alliance of California and the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) hosted a webinar to provide growers with information needed […]

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Farewell to our friend Mr. Martin Pohl

June 15, 2020 – – It is with great sadness we write about the passing of Martin Pohl of Hughson Nut Company on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Martin passed away at his home in Hughson after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late April. The Celebration of Life arrangements will be shared with Almond Alliance […]

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Coronavirus Food Assistance Program webinar offers details on applying for funds

June 11, 2020 – -The Almond Board of California, the Almond Alliance of California and the USDA Farm Service Agency hosted a webinar June 11, 2020 to provide California almond growers with the information they need to apply for all available assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff walked […]

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