Buds, Bees and Bloom- Part 2: Bees

This post was written by Kern County almond grower Jenny Holtermann and originally appeared on her blog, You Say All-mend, I Say Am-end. This is the second in a series of guest posts from Jenny about the pollination process. Our almond… Read more

Report: Bee Supply to Meet Almond Pollination Demand

With almond bloom upon us, the Western Farm press has good news about honey bees. According to an article by Greg Northcutt, bee supply is “expected to meet demand for almond pollination” this year. That’s a report we welcome,… Read more

No, Almonds Don't Use 10 Percent of California's Water

The author of the article addressed in this post has since revisited his numbers and made some important correction. Click here for more information about that correction. Do almonds use 10 percent of California’s total water supply? The… Read more

Buds, Bees and Bloom- Part 1: Buds

This post was written by Kern County almond grower Jenny Holtermann and originally appeared on her blog, You Say All-mend, I Say Am-end. This is the first in a series of guest posts from Jenny about the pollination process. Buds, Bees and… Read more

The Buzz on Bees

Spring comes early to California’s Central Valley, and farmers and beekeepers alike are already focused on the start of almond bloom. Almonds are the first of the many crops in California pollinated by commercial honeybees, and the… Read more

New Year's Resolutions

We hope you’re enjoying 2015 to date. Here in almond-growing country, our trees soaked up some much-needed rain from the past month and are resting in dormancy before the upcoming bloom. Almond growers are preparing for the next season,… Read more

New research shows snacking on almonds instead of a high-carb snack reduced belly fat and other heart disease risk factors

Almonds have long been recognized for their heart health benefits, but new research suggests they may have benefits for your waistline as well. A new study just published in the Journal of the American Heart Association1 showed… Read more

The State of an Orchard

Recently on a regional, agriculture-focused  radio show here in California, almond grower Tom Rogers talked about the challenges and opportunities facing the almond industry today, with numerous examples from his own orchards. He… Read more

Study Shows How Almonds Lead to Jobs and Economic Opportunities for California

When it comes to the economic impacts of California almonds, maybe you’ve thought about the jobs on the farm and in the orchard, but did you know almonds also put people to work at hulling and shelling plants and manufacturing facilities… Read more

VIDEO: A Scientific Approach to Environmental Stewardship

To the almond community, sustainable almond farming means relying on production practices that are economically viable and based on scientific research, common sense and a respect for the environment, neighbors and employees. We recently… Read more