Check here regularly for announcements, news, and more affecting the California walnut industry.
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.
California Walnuts is making history. In November the CWB will launch its first TV campaign. The ads will showcase walnuts' versatility and the ease with which you can add then to any meal.
The California Walnut Commission's Scientific Advisory Council just celebrated its 20th Anniversary. As a result of the health research program and input from our SAC members, over 165 manuscripts have been published.
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?
Each year, many experimental trials are conducted on university campuses and labs, at research field stations, and in growers' orchards.
The California walnut industry would like to congratulate Jennifer Moffitt of Dixon Ridge Farms on her recent appointment at CDFA.
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.
The European Union (EU) recently revised the definition of the residues included under the limits for the pesticide fosetyl-al (Aliette).
The California Walnut Board and Commission will be conducting elections for the upcoming term beginning September 1, 2015.
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.
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.
Learn more about considerations for managing the 2014 drought.
In 2014, walnuts are showing extremely uneven leafing in California. Find out the most likely cause and what it may mean to you.
The body of evidence about walnuts and health continues to grow. Find out about the latest studies published as well as scientific meetings attended by the CWC.
Walnut Growers of California have voted to continue the federal marketing order for the California Walnut Board.
What is your favorite walnut recipe? Send us your favorites and they may be included in our online recipe database. Check out the California Walnut Staff favorites too.
Dave Ramos, Research Director for the CWB, received well deserved recognition for his efforts to improve production research for the walnut industry.