For many almond farmers, a regular orchard task is irrigation system maintenance. That’s a fancy way of saying that, just like you might keep an eye on your backyard sprinklers to ensure they’re working well, almond farmers closely monitor… Read more
More than ever consumers are interested in where their food comes from and how it is produced. While the recent drought in California has brought almond conversations to the forefront, companies across the board are talking to their… Read more
World Water Day has been celebrated on March 22 every year since 1993 when it was designated by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocate for the sustainable management of… Read more
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… Read more
Almond Board of California was pleased to join the CEO Water Mandate, the California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC), and other organizations from across government, the private sector, and civil society, for a two-day working summit… Read more
During this month’s Society of Environmental Journalists Conference, Almond Board staff and almond grower Daniel Bays hosted several attendees on a tour of Bays’ almond orchard in Westley, CA.
Daniel is the third generation of his family… Read more
Farming has been a family business for ages, and California’s many multigenerational almond farms are no different. Farmers want to pass their land and legacy on to their children and grandchildren, and in order to ensure that productive… Read more
There are several factors driving a growing interest in understanding environmental impacts and their economic implications. Consumers are increasingly becoming more interested in the environmental effects of their food choices, while… Read more
As we finish up the 2016 almond harvest, we are embarking on what we call a new “crop year” – meaning the time from harvest to harvest. The past crop year of Aug. 2015 – Aug. 2016, saw more than 1.8 billion pounds of almonds, 3.7 billion… Read more
Since the introduction of modern drip irrigation systems at a desert kibbutz in the early 1960s by water engineer Simcha Blass, Israel has emerged as one of the most climate-smart agricultural regions in the world.
To get a first-hand… Read more