Beautiful Blooms Highlighted in Almond Photo Contest

Used as backdrops for family photos or simply to highlight the natural beauty of the blossoms, amateurs and professional photographers alike are drawn to blooming California almond orchards. Over the past month, followers of the Almond Board of California’s Facebook page have participated in a photo contest... Read more »

So Much More than Almonds: Bees, Technology and Natural Weed Control

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 The Weststeyn family has owned and farmed the 1,200-acre White Crane Ranch in the Central Valley since 1988. In the... Read more »

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 »

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