Almond Alliance of California

Almond Alliance of California: The premier advocate dedicated to the California almond community

SEC. VILSACK & REP. COSTA…

Secretary Vilsack & Rep. Jim Costa meet with almond industry members in Modesto to discuss key issues including: the drought, TPP, West Coast Port Slowdowns and food safety. 

DELEGATION VISITS WASHINGTON D…

An almond industry delegation recently visited the nations capitol to discuss key issues, including drought, with members of Congress and the Senate.

TRUTH: ALMONDS & WATER

Almonds make up less than 12 percent of the state’s total irrigated farmland and use only eight percent of the state’s agricultural (not total) water

3 CROPS PER DROP

Water used to grow almonds produces three crops; in addition to the kernels almond hulls are used to feed livestock, in particular dairy cattle and shells are used for livestock bedding and co-generation.

ALMOND HULL QUALITY ASSURANCE

CDFA has issued a zero-tolerance policy for crude fiber violations in almond hulls unless an Almond Hull Quality Assurance Plan is in place.  AHPA developed, and ahd available to industry the day the zero-tolerance policy was announced, an Almond Hull Quality Assurance Plan.

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