Did you know that almond trees actually produce three “products”?

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 feed. Using hulls as feed reduces the need to grow alfalfa and other feed crops with California’s precious water.Read more »

Making the Most of Every Drop

September is a busy month for almond growers, who are right in the middle of harvesting their crops. To celebrate the harvest, we’re highlighting some of the accomplishments in efficiency almond growers have made over the past few decades.Read more »

Almonds and Water: By the Numbers

California almond growers have long been committed to water efficiency and using responsible agricultural practices to meet global demand for the nutritious nuts that grow on their trees. Nearly 90 percent of our almond farms are family farms1, many operated by multi-generational farmers who live on their land and plan to pass it down to their children. So they understand that if they don’t manage their land and resources responsibly, they risk their family’s way of life.Read more »

The Almond Board of California is a What? Understanding Federal Marketing Orders

Back in 1950, almond growers asked the United States Department of Agriculture to approve a Federal Marketing Order, so they could all work together to improve the quality and marketing of their crop. The Almond Board of California was born. A lot has changed since our establishment 64 years ago, including a name change (we used to be called the Almond Control Board) and the broadening of our programs from what initially was just quality standards compliance. Today, we call ourselves an agricultural promotion group.Read more »

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