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It’s dusty work, but we’re figuring out how to make the air cleaner
Almond Board |

(The Modest Bee; UVPD 35,905) –Over the past decade, the Almond Board of California has invested in research to develop practices that can reduce dust and the associated issues that come with it during harvest. In 2015, the research was transformed into an educational campaign for farmers. Last year, the Almond Board of California formed the Harvest Workgroup, a collection of almond farmers, processors, advisers and equipment manufacturers aimed at improving air quality during harvest by guiding research and taking a progressive, forward-thinking through innovation.

About the Almond Board of California

California almonds make life better by what we grow and how we grow. The Almond Board of California promotes natural, wholesome and quality almonds through leadership in strategic market development, innovative research, and accelerated adoption of industry best practices on behalf of the more than 7,600 almond farmers and processors in California, most of whom are multi-generational family operations. Established in 1950 and based in Modesto, California, the Almond Board of California is a non-profit organization that administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. For more information on the Almond Board of California or almonds, visit or check out California Almonds on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and the California Almonds blog.