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6 Ways Walnuts Are Promoted as an Excellent Source of Plant-Based Omega-3 ALA

March 11, 2022

Supply Chain Disruptions Impact Industry – Part 2 of 2

Supply chain disruptions continue to plague global trade and have a significant impact on movement of the 2021 crop. These issues have also affected your...
March 11, 2022

Third Year of the Power of 3 – Oh-Mega!

For the third consecutive year and during the third month of the year, the California Walnut Commission (CWC) is conducting its annual “Power of 3”...
February 22, 2022

CA Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) Releases Report on California’s Climate Policies and Impacts to Agriculture

At the end of 2021, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released its annual report on the economic impacts and benefits of the state’s greenhouse...
February 18, 2022

Sacramento Valley Cover Crop Tour

Join us for a tour of several cover crop sites in the Sacramento Valley including orchards and annual crop fields. Cover crop species, cultivars and...
February 18, 2022

6 Ways Walnut Consumption Is Being Promoted During American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, an opportune time for walnuts to be at the forefront of people’s minds and the top of their grocery lists...
January 24, 2022

Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 Passes in the House

In December 2021, the United States House of Representatives signed off on the bipartisan Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021, H.R. 4996. While this is...
January 24, 2022

Agriculture Energy Savings Action Plan (AESAP) & Rebate Incentives Available

The CWC is providing the following helpful information on the Agriculture Energy Savings Action Plan (AESAP) that offers incentives for energy-saving projects for agricultural businesses...
January 24, 2022

Registered Dietitians: An Important Tool in Communicating the Health Benefits of Walnuts

By leveraging the media credibility and consumer influence of Registered Dietitians, California walnuts were included in 15 national news stories written in fall 2021. Top-tier...
December 16, 2021

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

​​The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with...
December 16, 2021

Automated Control Gives Walnut Processor Real-Time Insight Into Inventory

Switching over from manual record keeping to digital tracking has provided the producer with a more accurate view of walnut quantities, qualities, and a host...
December 16, 2021

NRCS Announces Conservation Funding Opportunities for FY 2022

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced fiscal year 2022 assistance opportunities for agricultural producers and private landowners for key programs, such as the Environmental...
December 16, 2021

Grower Incentive Programs & Funding Opportunities

The funding window is now open for the 2021 Healthy Soils Program (HSP). The Healthy Soils Program provides financial incentives to California growers and ranchers...
December 16, 2021

Spotlight on Europe

Throughout many parts of the world, winter holidays and Christmastime signal increased walnut use for cooking, baking and candy making. To reinforce this tradition, and...
November 17, 2021

California Walnuts on the Menu in Japan

As a way to expand and diversify the market for California walnuts, the CWC targets the foodservice sector to develop a new avenue for high-volume...
November 15, 2021

Tapping Into Two of the Most Popular Food Trends – Plant-Based Eating and Taco Night – Helped Drive Consumer Demand for Walnuts

California Walnut Board has encouraged consumption of walnuts by linking to the ever-popular taco. The recent campaign capitalized on a timely – National Taco Day...
November 15, 2021

Commodity Boards Work Together to Fund New UC Research Assistants

County-based University of California farm advisors are a critical link between UC and USDA researchers and the industries they serve, identifying growers to participate in...
November 15, 2021

Open Agricultural Burning Phase-Out and Industry Incentives Updates in the San Joaquin Valley

During the early summer of 2021, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s Governing Board voted to approve the District’s Supplemental Report and Recommendations...
October 25, 2021

2020-21 Crop Year Highlights

During the 2020/21 crop year, the California Walnut Board and Commission continued providing value to the industry by building consumer demand for walnuts, providing industry...
August 25, 2021

Walnut Orchard Management Tips Before Harvest

The staff from University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) have put together 10+ tips to help you as you get ready for harvest. Read about...
August 25, 2021

Focus on Snacking with New National Retail Program in July

Nine in ten Americans snack at least once per day, and snacking is the top use of walnuts according to consumer research. However, walnuts are...
August 24, 2021

Walnut Research Conference 2020 Recap

The CWB’s production research program runs in an annual cycle culminating in the Walnut Research Conference held each year in late January. Following a call...
July 12, 2021

CWB Launches First-Ever Snacking Campaign

The California Walnut Board launched its first-ever Snacking Retail Campaign this July, to bring more attention to the benefits of walnuts as a nutritious snack....
June 9, 2021

California Walnuts in Spain – Digital & Retail Promos

Spaniards were looking for recipe inspiration as they increased home cooking and baking during the pandemic. Walnuts are the leading tree nut consumed in Spain,...
May 17, 2021

4th Annual American Heart Month Retail Program

The California Walnut Board wrapped up its fourth annual American Heart Month program in February. At the core of the program is a national retail...
May 17, 2021

CWB/CWC Conference Session Recap

The CWC is actively involved in advocacy issues impacting public policy, pending regulation, walnut market growth and expansion. The CWB is taking actions to be...
May 17, 2021

CWB Production Research Committee Report and Updates

Each year, the California Walnut Board’s Production Research Committee (PRC) meets in early March to review and discuss funding recommendations for proposals submitted for consideration...
May 17, 2021

Industry Spotlight – Dave Keyawa, Keyawa Orchards Inc.

Our Industry Spotlight highlights one of our own within the industry, and this month, we are featuring Dave Keyawa of Keyawa Orchards Inc. We hope...
April 29, 2021

Sustainable Pest Management in the California Walnut Industry

The California walnut industry has long been known for producing high-quality, safe, and nutritious walnuts. Much of this reputation has been built by the Good...
April 29, 2021

Environmental Stewardship: Building a Legacy for Future Generations

California walnut growers and processors have spent more than a century caring for the land and sharing a commitment to consumer health. Like all agricultural...
April 2, 2021

The Importance of MAP to the Walnut Industry

Increasing consumer demand for California walnuts in key export markets is an important piece of the larger process of building demand globally. One piece of...
April 2, 2021

Technical & Regulatory Affairs: Intersection of Information and Advocacy

The CWC’s Technical and Regulatory Affairs team works on behalf of the industry to provide leadership for regulatory and technical issues, programs and initiatives to...
April 1, 2021

Industry Update April 2021

Dear Industry Members, The CWC continues to work on a multitude of critical issues on behalf of the industry. Many of these issues impact agriculture...
March 5, 2021

Industry Spotlight – Davin Norene, Big Time Farming LLC

This month, we are featuring Davin Norene of Big Time Farming LLC. 1. Why did you want to become a member of the CWC? The...
March 5, 2021

Millions in India See California Walnuts on TV

Through strategic diversification of sectors like retail, food manufacturing/industrial and foodservice, the CWB/CWC’s export and domestic marketing activities are designed to expand California walnuts use...
March 5, 2021

Getting the Most Out of Production Research

Each year, a portion of CWB/CWC assessments is budgeted to support production research aimed at addressing industry competitiveness, profitability and long-term stability. In 2020, $1.97...
March 4, 2021

Have A Plant®: The Plant-Forward Eating Guide

The Plant-Forward Eating Guide is a first-of-its-kind guide and framework developed by the CWB, in partnership with the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH), that...
February 2, 2021

California Walnuts Expands American Heart Month Program

The California Walnut Board is launching its fourth annual American Heart Month campaign in February, expanding its popular retail marketing program in an effort to...
February 2, 2021

A Proactive Approach to Orchard Planting

California’s orchards are a vital part of the local economy, providing over half of the fruits and nuts we consume daily. The caretakers of these...
January 8, 2021

Industry Spotlight – Bill Carriere, Carriere Family Farms

This month, we are featuring Bill Carriere of Carriere Family Farms. 1. Why did you want to become a member of the CWB? I feel...
January 6, 2021

Multiple Studies Examine Walnuts and Heart Health

Last month, the California Walnut Commission (CWC) announced a new scientific and research partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA) to support early career scientists...
January 6, 2021

Tackling the Rising Tide of Navel Orangeworm in Walnuts

Jhalendra Rijal, Area IPM Advisor, UC Statewide IPM Program Chuck Burks, Research Entomologist, USDA-ARS Houston Wilson, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Dept. Entomology, UC Riverside Navel Orangeworm...
January 6, 2021

2020 Conference Recaps

California Tree Nut Conference In November, California Walnut Board and Commission attended the Virtual 2020 California Tree Nut Conference, hosted by West Coast Nut. The...
December 20, 2020

A Letter from California Walnuts

Dear Industry Members, Our communication with you is at the forefront of the CWB/CWC initiatives, to ensure that you are aware of the CWB/CWC programs,...
December 3, 2020

Fall Walnut Orchard Management Considerations

Yet another harvest has wrapped up. So growers can put their feet up until spring? Not quite. There are still many things to manage in...
December 2, 2020

Driving Demand in Domestic and Export Markets

Through strategically diversifying into sectors like retail, food manufacturing/industrial and foodservice, our export and domestic marketing activities are designed to expand California walnuts usage and...
August 17, 2020

Take Your Home Garden to the Next Level With These Simple Tips

Being home more gives us lots of time for happy hobbies. If you were born with a green thumb and you’re craving some homegrown goodness,...
December 19, 2018

California Walnut Grower Stories – Carl Cilker, Cilker Orchards

Let’s start with talking about how you became a California walnut grower. I kind of grew up with it, as our family’s been in the...
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