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So Much More than Almonds: Bees, Technology and Natural Weed Control

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 The Weststeyn family has owned and farmed the 1,200-acre White Crane Ranch in the Central Valley since 1988. In the... Read more »

Modesto Bee Op-Ed: Sustainability, Not Drought, Can Be the Future of Our State

This op-ed was written by Stanislaus County Almond Farmer Nick Blom and originally appeared on The Modesto Bee. Nick Blom was born and raised in west Modesto and graduated from California State University, Fresno with a degree in agriculture education. Mr. Blom owns and operates an almond farm with his father and... Read more »

Four Generations of Beekeeping: Hard Work, Pride, and Family

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 Jacy and Jamie Johnston’s great-grandfather started a family bee business in 1908 as one of the earliest beekeepers in... Read more »

Bees and Almonds: A Sweet History

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 Garber Poultry Farm was established in 1911, but in the 1960s, the hen houses began making way for almond trees. There... Read more »

Retiring Almond Researcher’s Contribution to the Industry He Grew Up In

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 A native of Ripon, California, Dr. Ted DeJong’s career started on his uncle’s peach and almond farm. Like many others in... Read more »

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