The Almond Board of California (ABC) will join with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and other partners in carrying out a new USDA-funded pilot project designed to give both almond and corn growers greater access to greenhouse gas markets like those under California’s cap-and-trade program.
Almond Orchard Sustainability Lifecycle Study Highlights Greenhouse Gas Benefits, Provides Baseline for Future Goals
Jul. 22, 2015
MODESTO, Calif., July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new, independent study by the University of California, Davis shows that re-using byproducts from producing and harvesting almonds is key to the industry's environmental impact and further reducing carbon emissions. The research, funded in part by a grant from the Almond Board of California, shows that almond trees accumulate and store significant amounts of carbon and that the almond industry is making progress toward becoming carbon neutral or even carbon negative with respect to greenhouse gases (GHG).
Almond Board of California Announces $2.5 Million towards Water Efficiency, Bee Health and Farming Research
Jun. 25, 2015
MODESTO, Calif., June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Almond Board of California (ABC) announced a $2.5 million dollar commitment to independent, third-party research into next-generation farming practices.
Jun. 2, 2015
Commodity groups meet to review sustainability progress, share ideas for the future