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
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
Research is the foundation of the Almond Board of California’s sustainable farming program. Almond growers by nature are data-driven, adapting their production operations based on what they learn from research. The success of our industry… Read more
Study shows that a morning snack of almonds helped study participants feel fuller and eat less at lunch and dinner.
We all know the feeling – that growling stomach and insatiable appetite that can lead us straight through dinner to a big… Read more
If you’ve been around California for any amount of time, you’ve noticed that the face of farming in our state has been changing. Some of the fields that used to be lined with tomatoes or lettuce are now producing high-value, perennial… Read more
Recently several Almond Board of California staffers attended and sponsored the Ninth International Life Cycle Assessment of Foods Conference in San Francisco. The event, known as LCA Foods 2014, was hosted by the American… Read more
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
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… Read more
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
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… Read more