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Walnut Bargaining Association sets minimum price recommendation

The Walnut Bargaining Association (WBA) issued a release to grower trade publications announcing its minimum price recommendation at 60 cents per pound in-shell. The price is based on jumbo/large Chan... more »
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Blue Diamond Almond releases September market update

Laura Gerhard, vice president, discussed the latest Blue Diamond Almond Market Update in a Sep. 19, 2023 email. Gerhard shared that shipments for August exceeded industry expectations at 212 millio... more »

Technology addresses FSMA 204 Food Traceability Rule

On Sep. 18, 2023, iFoodDS and IBM announced a tech-enabled traceability solution to help companies across the food supply chain address the FDA's Food Traceability Rule, FSMA 204(d). Building on deca... more »

U.S. Specialty Crop Coalition endorses legislation tied to research, nutrition

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA), a national coalition of specialty crop organizations representing growers of tree nuts, fruits, vegetables, and other products, this week endorsed legisl... more »

October tHRIve webinar focuses on Ambrosia Beetle management

The Horticultural Research Institute's (HRI) October tHRIve webinar focuses on Ambrosia Beetle management. Growers are concerned about the devastating impact of the exotic ambrosia beetles Xylosandrus... more »

USDA releases official walnut industry crop estimate

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) released its official walnut industry crop estimate, which provides the California walnut industry with crucial information to support an o... more »

USDA amends the Federal Marketing Order for California Walnuts

California walnut growers voted for six amendments to the federal marketing order regulating the handling of walnuts grown in the state, according to an email from the USDA. Amendments USDA shared t... more »
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USDA awards $72.9 million in Fiscal Year 2023 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced $72.9 million awarded to 55 states and territories through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). ... more »

Blue Diamond launches its USDA grant program

Blue Diamond Growers launched its USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Grant Program with its 3,000 grower-owners this week. The program is a major step in expanding the use of climate-smar... more »

California walnut industry gears up for stellar 2023 harvest

The California walnut industry is gearing up for a stellar 2023 harvest and shipping season after several years of drought, record low grower returns, COVID disrupted markets with supply chain challen... more »

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