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: April 2017

California FFA Honors Almond Community’s $47,000 Contribution to Students Interested in Ag

On April 23, the California Almond community was honored by the California State FFA for an ongoing commitment to the future of farming. Almond Board of California (ABC), and specifically the Almond Leadership Program , has played an instrumental role in supporting the California FFA by raising $27,000 in 2016, and a... Read more »

California Almond Orchards: Growing More Than Just a Delicious Nut

Today the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported that California’s almond acreage increased in 2016. Bearing acres – that is orchards old enough to produce a crop – were reported at 940,000 acres, up 2 percent from 2015. Total almond acres for 2016 were estimated at 1.24 million acres, up 7... Read more »

Crunching on the Safe Side

California Almond farmers grow virtually 100% of the United States’ (US) supply of almonds, making the U.S. the single largest market for almonds grown in California. We take great pride in providing a wholesome and safe food for consumers in the U.S. and around the world to enjoy, and that’s why it has never been... Read more »

Green Almonds: A Seasonal Delicacy

Almond Board of California is celebrating its community by running occasional features on farmers, processors, and others who support the industry, highlighting their commitment to sustainability. 1 Stewart & Jasper Orchards is a family-owned almond farming and processing operation near Newman, California. Founded... Read more »

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 »

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