Veteran Spotlight: From Air Force to Almond Farming

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. This Veterans Day we’d like to take a… Read more

Looking Back at the Sights and Sounds of #AlmondHarvest 2019

Get a behind the scenes look at this year’s almond harvest from the point of view of our farmers and community! Check out all of the work done to bring your favorite nut from orchard to pantry, straight from the source.    … Read more

From Orchard to Pantry: The Almond Harvest Story, Part 2

Picking up where we left off, here’s the second phase of how 80% of the world’s almonds are harvested from California’s orchards. After shaking, sunning, and sweeping, it’s time to make some moves! Once the almonds have finished drying in… Read more

Shake, Sun, and Sweep: The Almond Harvest Story, Part 1

It’s harvest time! For the California almond community, harvest – which occurs between August and October – is the busiest and one of the most exciting times of the year. Using specialized equipment and several steps, each nutritious1… Read more

ABC Staff Appreciation Event Celebrates Accomplishments and Milestones

The Almond Board of California’s (ABC) Staff Appreciation Recognition (STAR) Day is an annual celebration of milestones, special accomplishments, and staff anniversaries, officiated by ABC President and CEO Richard Waycott. This year’s… Read more

BBC Future Reports on Water-Saving Tech Used by California Almond Farmers

What do NASA, almonds, JJ Ramberg and microsprinklers have in common? Each feature in the latest episode of BBC’s Follow the Food series, which focuses on water and profiles “innovators making extraordinary strides in protecting this… Read more

Water Management is a Complex Issue in California. But We Need to Tackle It Together

By Brian Wahlbrink, almond farmer Special to The Sacramento Bee Of all the issues that have crossed Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk during his first 100 days in office, water might very well be the most complex. How the state manages this… Read more

From Kernel to Keg: Almond Leadership Program Participants Bring Almond Beer to Life

For years, people have enjoyed almonds in various forms, from almond flour to almond butter to almonds as an ingredient in yogurt. Today, a new use for almonds is growing in popularity: almond beer. This trend is making its way through… Read more

ABC Invests in Washington State University Honey Bee Health Experiment

Happy World Bee Day! Without honey bees there would quite simply be no almonds so California’s almond farmers have a deep, vested interest in protecting their health. Because of their essential role in almond farming, moving pollen from… Read more

Beer, Plastic, Insect Feed: Almonds Find Unexpected Uses in Journey to Zero Waste

This post first appeared on Sustainable Brands on May 2, 2019. Almonds are a fantastic food — they’re packed with [6 grams of] protein, have good fat, are an excellent snack themselves and make great alternatives to milk and flour… Read more