Almonds and Honey Bees: A Sweet Partnership

What comes to mind when you think of bees? For most of us, it’s keeping a wary eye on them as they circle our picnic or the painful memory of a childhood sting. But not for almond growers. An almond grower looks at a bee and sees an… Read more

Celebrate World Heart Day with Almonds

Did you know that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year? And yet, at least 80% of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease can be avoided if diet and lifestyle risk… Read more

Meet the Growers

Last week we shared some of the innovative techniques growers are using to be as efficient as possible with their natural resources, and today we want to introduce you to some of the people themselves.  When you live in California?s… Read more

Did you know that almond trees actually produce three "products"?

In addition to the nut we know and love, there is also the shell, which is used as animal bedding and as an alternative fuel source in co-generation plants. Then, around the shell there’s also a fuzzy hull, which is used as livestock feed… Read more

Making the Most of Every Drop

September is a busy month for almond growers, who are right in the middle of harvesting their crops. To celebrate the harvest, we’re highlighting some of the accomplishments in efficiency almond growers have made over the past few decades… Read more

Almonds and Water: By the Numbers

California almond growers have long been committed to water efficiency and using responsible agricultural practices to meet global demand for the nutritious nuts that grow on their trees. Nearly 90 percent of our almond farms are family… Read more

The Almond Board of California is a What? Understanding Federal Marketing Orders

Back in 1950, almond growers asked the United States Department of Agriculture to approve a Federal Marketing Order, so they could all work together to improve the quality and marketing of their crop.  The Almond Board of California was… Read more