Blooming Plants in Almond Orchards Enrich Both Soil and Honey Bees

Almond grower Gino Favagrossa plants blooming seeds in the orchard to provide additional food source for bees after almond pollination, to enrich the soil with nutrients and improve the soil so water can better reach the tree roots.Across… Read more

National Pollinator Week - Taking Care of Our Hardest Workers

In honor of National Pollinator Week, it is important to recognize the mutually beneficial relationship between almonds and honey bees that enables both to survive and thrive. Without a healthy bee population to pollinate our blossoms,… Read more

The Business of Almonds

The extent of the almond industry’s impact on California’s economy is wide-reaching According to the UC Agricultural Issues Center, almonds generate more than 100,000 jobs and add more than $21 billion gross revenue across all industries1… Read more

California’s Mediterranean Climate

One of the reasons people love California is the sunshine. But people aren’t the only ones that love California’s weather. Almond trees thrive here because California is one of the few places on earth with a Mediterranean climate, perfect… Read more

Agriculture in California: Worth the Water It Uses

New York Times columnist Mark Bittman defended almonds today, noting that people have been asking him whether to stop eating them due to the drought. Bittman tells them no, and says it’s typical to focus on a miniscule part of a huge… Read more

Almond Industry Hosts Sustainability Summit

MODESTO, Calif. (June 2, 2015) - The Almond Board of California convened other California agricultural groups, food processors and interest groups to outline solutions on Monday to ongoing sustainability challenges in the state. While… Read more

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