Modesto Bee Op-Ed: Sustainability, Not Drought, Can Be the Future of Our State

This op-ed was written by Stanislaus County Almond Farmer Nick Blom and originally appeared on The Modesto Bee. Nick Blom was born and raised in west Modesto and graduated from California State University, Fresno with a degree in agriculture education. Mr. Blom owns and operates an almond farm with his father and... Read more »

Blooming Pastures Provide Appetizers and Dessert for Busy Honey Bees

Given that each almond you eat is the result of pollination by a honey bee, there’s no doubt of their importance to the California almond industry. With continuing concerns about honey bee health, almond farmers are doing more than ever to make their orchards a good and safe place for pollinators. One innovative new... Read more »

Four Generations of Beekeeping: Hard Work, Pride, and Family

Almond Board of California is celebrating its community by running occasional features on farmers, processors, and others who support the industry, highlighting their commitment to sustainability. 1 Jacy and Jamie Johnston’s great-grandfather started a family bee business in 1908 as one of the earliest beekeepers in... Read more »

ABC Continues Commitment to Research with New $4.7M Investment

Happy National Almond Day and National Innovation Day! This is the perfect occasion to announce that the Almond Board of California (ABC) is investing $4.7 million in 82 independent, third-party research projects exploring next-generation farming and sustainable practices. 1 Altogether, these research projects cover a... Read more »

Bees and Almonds: A Sweet History

Almond Board of California is celebrating its community by running occasional features on farmers, processors, and others who support the industry, highlighting their commitment to sustainability. 1 Garber Poultry Farm was established in 1911, but in the 1960s, the hen houses began making way for almond trees. There... Read more »

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