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Finding the Middle Ground Between Sustainability and Profitability

Recently Suzy Friedman, senior director of sustainable agriculture at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) – a partner of the Almond Board of California (ABC), wrote an op-ed titled: “ There’s good reason to end the agriculture versus the environment fight ”. As the California Almond community works continuously to... Read more »

Year-Long Immersion Program for Future Almond Leaders Kicks Off

We are excited to welcome 18 new participants to the 2017 Almond Board of California’s (ABC) Almond Leadership Program! Now in its ninth year, this program helps prepare the participants to become leaders within the California almond community and in their local communities. “It's amazing to see the unity in diversity... Read more »

Innovation in Action at The Almond Conference!

December’s Almond Conference was a great place to see innovation in action! From sessions about “Precision Irrigation Management” and “Biomass,” to “New Almond Calorie Research” and “Pest Management and Pollination,” industry experts and local farmers addressed the almond market and agricultural challenges, as well as... Read more »

Continuing Education Drives Continuous Improvement in the Almond Community

Like any other profession, farmers need to stay up to date on the latest trends and newest technologies in their industry. This is the reason that for the past 44 years Almond Board of California (ABC) has hosted the Almond Conference , which was attended by over 3,000 members of the almond community this past year... Read more »

Why is There a Federal Marketing Order for Almonds?

Almond growers banded together in 1950 and asked the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to approve a Federal Marketing Order for California almonds. At the time, the focus was primarily on compliance issues and it was originally named the Almond Control Board. Later, in the 1970s, the name was changed to... Read more »

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