Without Honey Bees There Would Be No Almonds

It’s that time of year again! Between February and March, almond tree buds burst into beautiful blooms, and honey bees come to California Almond orchards. Every almond you eat exists because a honey bee pollinated an almond blossom.… Read more

KIND CEO Advocates for Honesty, Transparency in the Food System at 2017 Almond Conference

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

How Do You Define Sustainability?

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

Biosolari-Say What?! New Research Combines Hulls, Shells, and Soil Health

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

Dormant Trees, Busy Farmers

It’s winter time and harvest is over, but the work for California Almond farmers isn’t done. Like many other types of trees, almond orchards lose their leaves during winter and rest, a time known as dormancy. Once the leaves have fallen… Read more

Almond Board’s Sustainability Program Showcased at 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Summit

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

Smart and Sustainable: Preserving California’s Water Resources for Generations to Come

When California Governor Jerry Brown declared the state’s historic five-year drought over in April 2017, he made official what to most Californians had been all but obvious since the skies opened up late the prior year. For in addition to… Read more

Leadership Class Brings California Almond Art to Children’s Hospital

Almond orchards are beautifully active: bees zip through blooms in February, fuzzy green hulls emerge in late spring, sunsets beam through branches during harvest and trees hibernate in winter’s chill. Yet, the activity in almond orchards… Read more

Growing Good: Documenting Almonds’ Heritage of Sustainability

This week at the 45th annual Almond Conference, Almond Board of California (ABC) released the first annual almond sustainability publication, entitled Growing Good. This new publication highlights almond farmers’ and processors’ commitment… Read more

Almond Board Invests $4.8 Million in Research Supporting Water Sustainability, Honey Bee Health, and Innovative Coproduct Utilization

Today is the first day of the 45th annual Almond Conference! To kick off the event, Almond Board of California (ABC) announced this year’s research funding investments of $4.8 million in 64 independent, third-party research projects. With… Read more