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Using Everything the Orchard Grows: Our Commitment to Zero Waste

Did you know that in addition to the almond kernels we love to eat, almond trees also grow “coproducts”? This includes hulls and shells that protect the nut during its development, as well as the woody biomass of the tree itself. The California almond community has always taken responsibility for these coproducts,... Read more »

The California Almond Community Partners for the Future

The success of the California Almond community relies upon many people in many different roles. From almond farmers and processors, to equipment manufacturers and environmentalists, all contribute to a sustainable future for California Almonds. Working in partnerships fuels the industry to move forward. During the... Read more »

Almond Industry is Leader in Sustainable Farming and Groundwater Research

Farming has been a family business for ages, and California’s many multigenerational almond farms are no different. Farmers want to pass their land and legacy on to their children and grandchildren, and in order to ensure that productive farms are left to pass on when that day comes, almond farmers in the Central... Read more »

A Year in Review: The Almond Board of California

As we finish up the 2016 almond harvest, we are embarking on what we call a new “crop year” – meaning the time from harvest to harvest. The past crop year of Aug. 2015 – Aug. 2016, saw more than 1.8 billion pounds of almonds, 3.7 billion pounds of hulls, and 1.3 billion pounds of shell shaken from California’s almond... Read more »

Almond Board Explores Alternative Uses of Almond Byproducts

As you may know, the almond is made up of three parts; the hull, the shell, and the kernel. Californian almond growers use all three parts of the almond as a part of their ongoing commitment to sustainability. In addition to the kernel we eat, hulls are sold as livestock feed, which reduces the amount of water used to... Read more »

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