Sustainability

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Bee-focused partnerships move growers toward more sustainable almond production. ... more »

USDA targets sensitive, highly erodible land for Conservation Reserve Program

Even with the acceptance of 2.8 million acres in offers, the program still falls short of its 4 million acre target, which results in some negative environmental impacts. more »

Major nut-based snack manufacturer commits to sourcing 100% bee-friendly almonds

In its commitment to sustainability and ethical sourcing, Flagstone Foods is partnering with almond growers who follow bee-friendly farming practices. more »

Blue Diamond Growers names new director of sustainability

With roots in almond country and experience promoting sustainability in many commodities, Daniel Sonke is taking his expertise to the almond industry giant. more »

USDA seeks proposals for innovative approaches to conservation on ag lands

USDA-NRCS is looking for agriculture partners to implement on-the-ground conservation and will provide incentives to offset the risk of trialing innovation. more »

NRCS invites proposals for 2021 Conservation Innovation Grants

Applicants have through April 23 to apply for a grant to fund on-farm trials, field demonstrations and pilot projects that are likely successful, but not yet widely adopted. more »

Turning food waste back into food includes almond shell byproducts

There‚Äôs a better end for used food than taking up space in landfills and contributing to global warming. UC Riverside scientists have discovered fermented food waste can boost bacteria that incre... more »

USDA encourages growers to apply for federal conservation assistance

Growers interested in financial and technical assistance are encourage to apply for USDA's Environmental Quality Incentives Program. more »

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