Almond trees grow more than just our favorite nut! They actually provide four valuable products – the almond kernel we eat, shells that protect the nut and are used as livestock bedding, fuzzy outer hulls used as dairy feed, and the tree… Read more
This op-ed was written by Mike Curry and originally appeared in the Modesto Bee. Mike is a board member of the Almond Alliance, alumni of the Almond Leadership Program and an almond huller and sheller with Johnson Farms, a fourth-… Read more
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
Former math and physical education… Read more
This Earth Day, and every day, California almond farmers and processors practice a zero waste approach, ensuring everything grown in the orchard is put to good use. With support from the Almond Board of California, researchers are… Read more
Did you know that growing almonds is a good use of water? That’s right – new research published in the Journal of Ecological Indicators affirms that almonds rank among the most valuable foods grown in California in terms of the… Read more
Did you know that almond trees grow multiple products? In addition to the kernel that we eat, almond trees also produce coproducts – the hulls and shells that protect the nut during its development.
These almond coproducts have been… Read more
In December, the California Almond community gathered in Sacramento for the annual Almond Conference where hot topics in the industry were discussed. From bee health to marketing programs, sessions armed almond farmers and processors… Read more
At the 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Summit in November, farmers, retailers, marketers, and consumers affirmed the importance of sustainability, yet emphasized the role of different metrics, practices, and outcomes in how it’s defined.… Read more
The California Almond community is always innovating. At the 2017 Almond Conference, attendees got a preview of a new approach under investigation to control soil pests, improve soil health, and reuse almond coproducts. Almonds grow inside… Read more
Almond Board of California’s (ABC) development and implementation of the California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP) was highlighted at the third annual Sustainable Agriculture Summit in November.
At a session titled “Gaining Ground… Read more