Monday, January 11
 
 
California Walnut Commission continues to fund health research

The California Walnut Commission announced in December a new scientific and research partnership with the American Heart Association to support early career scientists interested in human clinical or epidemiological research, related to the health benefits of walnut consumption.


 
 
 
 
Quality Loss Assistance set for producers affected by ’18, ’19 natural disasters

The USDA Farm Service Agency signup for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program began Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Funded by the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020, this new program provides assistance to producers who suffered eligible crop quality losses due to natural disasters occurring in 2018 and 2019.


 
 
 
 
Nut Growers Society of Oregon’s virtual winter meeting Jan. 21

The Nut Growers Society of Oregon’s virtual winter meeting Jan. 21 will feature discussions on Oregon State University hazelnut research, a hazelnut stewardship program, an update on tariff impacts and other topics.


 
 
 
 
Texas pecan industry member Jimmy Lampman dies at age 74

Texas pecan industry member, Jim Lampman of DeLeon, Texas, died Dec. 26.


 
 
 
Lawsuit targets Cal/OSHA emergency standards to protect nation’s food supply

A coalition of agricultural and business employers has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court challenging the COVID-19-related emergency temporary standards recently approved by the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board.


 
 
 
 
Navel orangeworm pressure expected to rise later this century

Outsized wildfires, rising sea levels and disappearing glaciers are dramatic signs of climate change, but not the only ones. New University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources research provides forewarning of a change that will be economically and environmentally costly to California – a fifth generation of navel orangeworm, the most destructive pest of almonds, walnuts and pistachios.


 
 
 
 
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