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: January 2017

Technology Revolutionizes Almond Processors and Their Communities

Almond Board of California is celebrating its community by running occasional features on individual operations and their everyday sustainable 1 practices. As Rick Marcoux walks through the sterile, florescent-lit room filled with people in white caps and gowns, it isn’t hard to picture him in a much different line of... 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 »

Sustainability: Not Just a Buzzword!

Sustainability 1 was the overarching theme at the annual Almond Conference in December, with sessions dedicated to continuous improvement — including how attendees can apply new, research-based growing practices to improve their operations while reducing their footprint. During Wednesday’s luncheon panel, Dr. Jeff... Read more »