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: January 2016

New 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Spotlight Almonds

Earlier this month, the United States Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, an essential nutrition resource. The Dietary Guidelines are updated every five years to provide Americans with more effective nutritional information and guide many of the nation’s food and nutrition programs. While the recommendations have remained relatively consistent over time, the Dietary Guidelines have evolved as scientific knowledge has grown. Most notably, this release includes a focus on the overall dietary pattern, with plant-based foods, like almonds, front and center.Read more »

Innovation and Sustainability is Second Nature For Three Generations of Bays Ranch Family

This blog post appeared first on CultivateCalifornia.com. Cultivate California is focused on building awareness about farmers' and ranchers' commitment to innovative and efficient farming practices, specifically using water efficiently to produce food and farm products. Cultivate California is supported by individuals, cooperatives, companies, and organizations that represent California farmers and ranchers. Supporters include the California Farm Bureau Federation and 30 county Farm Bureaus, Western Growers, the California Farm Water Coalition, California Farm Credit and a number of commodity organizations including Almond Board of California and cooperatives.Read more »

Focus at Annual Almond Conference Is Clear: Accelerated Innovation

Many almond farmers welcome winter after a busy summer and fall harvest season. There is more time to network with fellow farmers and family and really savor the shorter days. And it’s time for the annual Almond Conference.Read more »