Industry Announcements

Check here regularly for announcements, news, and more affecting the California walnut industry.

Food Safety Modernization Act

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus of federal regulators from responding to contamination to preventing it and represents a significant revamp of food safety rules in decades.

Fosetyl Update

Fosetyl Update

If the handler you work with supplies walnuts to Europe, chances are you have already heard about the 'phosphite/fosetyl' issue. So what exactly is the issue?

Walnuts and Cognition: A Popular Subject

Walnuts and Cognition: A Popular Subject

We found out just how popular the subject of cognition is with the media when a new research study was announced on walnuts and Alzheimer's disease in October.

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Keep up with the latest in the walnut industry. See the list of all the UC Extension Service Meetings as well as a couple others at which CWC will be exhibiting.

A Perspective on the Importance of Diversity

A Perspective on the Importance of Diversity

By Lynn Morgan

Data from the 2012 Agricultural Census, shows that the primary owner/operators of our farms in California are white males. For example, of all farms in California, 18% are owned and operated by women, implying that the remaining 82% are operated by men.

Uneven Leafing in Walnut Trees

Uneven Leafing in Walnut Trees

In 2014, walnuts are showing extremely uneven leafing in California. Find out the most likely cause and what it may mean to you.

By Bruce Lampinen

Board Referendum Passes

Board Referendum Passes

Walnut Growers of California have voted to continue the federal marketing order for the California Walnut Board.