ABC Staff Appreciation Event Celebrates Accomplishments and Milestones

The Almond Board of California’s (ABC) Staff Appreciation Recognition (STAR) Day is an annual celebration of milestones, special accomplishments, and staff anniversaries, officiated by ABC President and CEO Richard Waycott. This year’s… Read more

BBC Future Reports on Water-Saving Tech Used by California Almond Farmers

What do NASA, almonds, JJ Ramberg and microsprinklers have in common? Each feature in the latest episode of BBC’s Follow the Food series, which focuses on water and profiles “innovators making extraordinary strides in protecting this… Read more

Water Management is a Complex Issue in California. But We Need to Tackle It Together

By Brian Wahlbrink, almond farmer Special to The Sacramento Bee Of all the issues that have crossed Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk during his first 100 days in office, water might very well be the most complex. How the state manages this… Read more

From Kernel to Keg: Almond Leadership Program Participants Bring Almond Beer to Life

For years, people have enjoyed almonds in various forms, from almond flour to almond butter to almonds as an ingredient in yogurt. Today, a new use for almonds is growing in popularity: almond beer. This trend is making its way through… Read more

ABC Invests in Washington State University Honey Bee Health Experiment

Happy World Bee Day! Without honey bees there would quite simply be no almonds so California’s almond farmers have a deep, vested interest in protecting their health. Because of their essential role in almond farming, moving pollen from… Read more

Beer, Plastic, Insect Feed: Almonds Find Unexpected Uses in Journey to Zero Waste

This post first appeared on Sustainable Brands on May 2, 2019. Almonds are a fantastic food — they’re packed with [6 grams of] protein, have good fat, are an excellent snack themselves and make great alternatives to milk and flour… Read more

Zero Waste: Putting Almond Coproducts to Optimal Use on Earth Day and Every Day

Reduce, reuse, recycle are particularly meaningful words on Earth Day, but for almond farmers they’re top of mind all year round. Did you know almond trees grow more than just the nutritious almonds we eat? Our favorite nut grows in a… Read more

Central Valley Reacts to Almond Orchard 2025 Goals

Recently, the Almond Board of California announced the Almond Orchard 2025 Goals, which focus on the almond community’s dedication to growing good in our orchards and beyond. With targets across zero waste, water efficiency, pest… Read more

The Almond Board Welcomes Josette Lewis

 The Almond Board of California (ABC) welcomes Josette Lewis, PhD, as the new director of Agricultural Affairs. In this position, Josette will focus on the development, funding, and strategy of ABC’s research program, exploring next-… Read more

Buzzing & Blooming: The Sights & Sounds of #AlmondBloom 2019

Throughout this year’s almond bloom, almond farmers and orchard visitors have been posting on social media to give you a behind the scenes look of one of the most beautiful times of the year in the Central Valley. Take a look…  … Read more