Plant Based Eating is on the Rise

November 26, 2018

Plant-based eating may not be entirely mainstream yet, but it is becoming more of a norm every day. It’s moved beyond a fad and become a trend, delivering on current hot button issues: health, diet, environment, ethics and science. But you may be wondering what exactly is plant-based eating? The…

Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo Recap

November 26, 2018

In October, the California Walnut Commission (CWC) joined 11,000 registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs), nutrition science researchers, policy makers, industry leaders, influencers, and the media at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) – the world’s largest meeting of food and nutrition experts. This group is an important segment…

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Walnuts and Water

November 19, 2018

In the recent few weeks, there has been some good news for walnut farmers as far as water is concerned. First, President Trump signed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act, a comprehensive legislation aimed at, among other things, diverting more water to Central Valley farmers. This bill should speed up the…

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Domestic Marketing Fall Programs

November 19, 2018

Fall is here and pumpkin spice is in the air (and just about every food you can think of, too). The staff at the California Walnut Board is mindful of the current market conditions and have modified some domestic marketing activities to create demand earlier in the crop year. Following…

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Camp Walnut 2018

November 15, 2018

A select group of industry chefs and foodservice media members were invited to join us in September for the 2018 California walnut harvest and the first annual Camp Walnut event. This one-of-a-kind educational chef experience was fashioned to replicate a traditional overnight summer camp that allowed the group to learn…

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Research Update: Navel Orangeworm in Walnuts

November 8, 2018

[California Walnut Board Online Newsletter, Submitted October 2018] Emily J. Symmes, PhD Sacramento Valley Area IPM Advisor University of California Statewide IPM Program and Cooperative Extension A local walnut grower phoned me during the first week of September 2018 with the following question, “We’re catching what seems to be a…

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