Blog Archives for: May 2015

The Power of Protein: Three Must-Have Moves to Master This Nutrient

Protein is one of the hottest topics in the nutrition world these days, and with good reason: it plays an important role in keeping hunger at bay, building lean muscle tissue, and helping blood sugar stay stable between meals and snacks… Read more

Environmental Tour Showcases Almond Water Challenges and Stewardship

Water and its efficient use in almond production topped discussion at the 12th annual Almond Board Environmental Stewardship Tour on May 8 in Firebaugh, CA. Dozens of representatives from the media and state, federal and local regulatory… Read more

U.S. Dietary Guidelines: Our Public Comments

Every five years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) jointly publish a new edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. A new edition is due out in December 2015. The… Read more

More Almonds Does Not Equal More Water for Agriculture

As California suffers through a historic drought, many in our state have looked at the acres of almond orchards throughout the Central Valley and assumed that the rapid growth in our industry has contributed to the state’s woes. With… Read more

Statement from the Almond Board of California on the White House Pollinator Health Task Force Strategy

The Almond Board of California (ABC) thanks the White House, USDA, and the many other agencies on the federal Pollinator Health Task Force for their diligent work developing the federal strategy to understand, prevent and recover from… Read more

Turlock Journal Wins Award for Story on Almond Grower

Congratulations to the Turlock Journal for it First Place award in Agricultural Reporting in the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s prestigious annual “Better Newspapers” contest.  The Journal’s peers honored the paper for an… Read more

Almond Board Chair Mike Mason tells state ag board growers are water efficient

Mike Mason, chairman of the Almond Board of California, spoke last week at a public meeting of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture this week to share an almond grower’s perspective on the drought and discuss steps the… Read more

Almond Growers Talk About Farming During Drought

MSNBC ran a great segment this weekend about some of the challenges almond growers face while farming during drought, as well as some of the innovative technology they’re using to precisely monitor and irrigate exactly according to needs. … Read more

Almonds: A “three-for-one”

Millions of people love the almond for its great taste and nutrition. Fewer people know that almond farmers actually produce three crops in one. While the kernel is the most recognizable product of the almond tree, almond farmers don't let… Read more

How Little Bees Win When Leaders Come Together

Almond orchards have transitioned from delicate white blooms to vibrant green leaves.  Honey bees, busy of course, have moved on to do their job in berries, cherries, citrus, melons, and the more than 90 different blossoming crops around… Read more