Almond Board of California is spreading holiday cheer this season with an Almond “Gingerbread” Farm House video.
In early December, the Almond Almanac was unveiled at The 2014 Almond Conference in Sacramento. The Almond Almanac is Almond Board of California’s annual report prepared on a crop-year basis, and includes comprehensive historical information about almond production, acreage and varieties, as well as shipment and market information.
This past spring, Almond Board of California engaged the University of California Agricultural Issues Center (AIC) to measure and explain the enormous contributions that almonds make to California’s economy and the communities where they’re grown.
UC Davis professors Patrick Brown, Jan Hopmans and Ken Shackel, along with retired UC Cooperative Extension specialist Larry Schwankl, received the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s 2014 Experiment Station Section Excellence in Multistate Research Award in November.
A new Almond Board publication — Honey Bee Best Management Practices for California Almonds — emphasizes pesticide application practices and considerations leading up to and during bloom to promote honey bee health.
Registered dietitians tend to be huge advocates of eating almonds, and Almond Board of California (ABC) likes to keep them energized and equipped to keep doing that.
The USDA’s 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) provided significant funding for research including improved water use and food safety in almonds and other specialty crops.
A new study published in October in the British Journal of Nutrition found that participants who ate almonds as part of a heart-healthy diet improved certain factors associated with heart disease risk.
The primary pest in almonds, navel orangeworm (NOW), is a double threat to crop quality. In addition to the direct damage NOW causes the kernel, NOW damage can open the door to fungal infections and contaminants, particularly Aspergillus spp. and the aflatoxin contaminant it produces.
Now that the football season is in full swing, the Almond Board of California’s (ABC’s) North American team has been reaching out to fans to prevent “mindless munching” and instead encourage snacking smart with almonds.

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