News

Deadline for Market Facilitation Program applications extended

Jan. 9, 2019 – – Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced, at the request of Congressman Costa and four members of the California delegation, the extension of the deadline for Market Facilitation Program applications. The Almond Alliance worked with Congressman Costa’s office to formalize this request. FSA offices were kept open as long as possible, but […]

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California Labor Law Update 2019 set for Jan. 28

Jan. 3, 2019 – – Join the Almond Alliance of California and attorney Stacy Henderson, of Terpstra Henderson, A Professional Company, for our 2019 California Labor Law Update. The presentation will provide an overview of new laws and other recent developments which are most likely to impact your operation in 2019, as well as practical […]

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Farm Service Agency Offices are Closed due to Government Shutdown

Jan. 3, 2019 – -Due to the partial government shutdown, all local Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices are closed until further notice; therefore any review of applications under the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) program is on hold. New applications can continue to be submitted through the USDA website, but there is no review until staff comes back […]

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38th Annual Almond Alliance Convention Room Block is Open!

Dec. 20, 2018 – -Please join the Almond Alliance as we celebrate our 38th Annual Convention. The Almond Alliance convention will be held April 30 – May 2, 2019 in beautiful Napa, California at the Meritage Resort. The Annual Convention brings together growers, huller/shellers, processors and allied businesses in a collaborative atmosphere to share knowledge, […]

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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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