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Using Everything the Orchard Grows: Our Commitment to Zero Waste

For decades, the California Almond industry has utilized almond coproducts in a responsible, sustainable fashion, often yielding secondary benefits. However, recent market shifts are forcing changes to those traditional uses and spurring new interest in the highest value use of each almond coproduct.

// Environmental Sustainability, Accelerated Innovation Management
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Pollination Partners

Almond trees need cross-pollination, and honey bees help move pollen from tree to tree, setting the crop. Bee hives consistently leave almond orchards stronger than when they came in because almond pollen is very nutritious to bees and is their first natural food source of the year.

// Almond Bloom and Bees
Almond Almanac 2016 Document

2016 Annual Report

The Almond Almanac is the Almond Board of California’s annual report, which outlines industry statistics, programs and projects. Published on a crop-year basis (August 1 to July 31), the Almond Almanac includes comprehensive historical information about almond production, acreage and varieties, as well as shipment, market, and ABC program information.

// About the Almond Board, About the Almond Industry
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2016 California Almond Objective Measurement Report

California's 2016 almond production is forecast at 2.05 bilion meat pounds, up 2.5 percent from May's subjective forecst and up 7.9 percent from last year's crop. The forecast is based on 900,000 bearing acres.

// About the Almond Industry
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The Bigger Picture: California, Almonds & Water

Why grow food in California? California is not a desert - it falls mostly within one of the world's five Mediterranean climate zones. California's cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers offer ideal growing conditions for many diverse crops, including almonds.

// About the Almond Board, About the Almond Industry, Environmental Sustainability
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Factsheet: Almond Industry – Madera County

A factsheet about the almond industry in Madera County

// About the Almond Board, About the Almond Industry
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Infographic: The Buzz on Bees + Almonds

The California almond community is acutely aware of honey bee health concerns and continues to take extraordinary steps to ensure bees remain safe and healthy, both inside their orchards and throughout the year.

 

// About the Almond Board, About the Almond Industry, Almond Bloom and Bees
Almond Almanac 2015 Document

2015 Annual Report

The Almond Almanac is the Almond Board of California’s annual report, which outlines industry statistics, programs and projects. Published on a crop-year basis (August 1 to July 31), the Almond Almanac includes comprehensive historical information about almond production, acreage and varieties, as well as shipment, market, and ABC program information.

// About the Almond Board, About the Almond Industry
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Accelerated Innovation Management (AIM): The Future of Almond Farming

Almond Board of California has long been a research-based organization, funding production, environmental, almond quality and food safety, and nutrition research that has contributed to continuous improvements across the almond industry. In recent years, ABC has placed a greater emphasis on sustainability research and initiatives.

// About the Almond Industry, About the Almond Board, Environmental Sustainability, Accelerated Innovation Management
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Frequently Asked Questions

A document about frequently asked questions regarding almonds.

// About the Almond Industry, About the Almond Board
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