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, as well as generate jobs in supporting industries such as packaging and trucking? These employees then spend their hard-earned money at local restaurants and shops, on activities with their families, and any number of other goods and services in their community from groceries to new cars to school teachers.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.Read more »

Congratulations to Our Research Partners and USDA Award Winners

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 lies in this approach. But we wouldn’t be able to do it without the dedication of researchers across the California public university system, which is why we are so excited to congratulate four of our partners at UC-Davis who have received national recognition for their water conservation work.Read more »

New research supports almonds as a smart snack option

We all know the feeling – that growling stomach and insatiable appetite that can lead us straight through dinner to a big bowl of ice cream at the end of the day. New research suggests that a simple morning snack of almonds may help keep cravings in check and hunger under control throughout the day.Read more »

Almonds Make California Strong

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 crops like wine grapes and tree nuts. This week in a local newspaper, the Modesto Bee, Almond Board of California CEO Richard Waycott provides some perspective on this change, and the value that almonds provide to California. Read his op-ed.Read more »