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Orchard recycling pioneer inspires almond farmers

A small, three-acre farm sparked a practice that is sweeping through California almond acreage and protecting the state's air quality. more »

Zero waste in almonds

From feed to plastics, the almond industry is making sure nothing is wasted. more »

Bad water to the rescue?

Converting brackish or contaminated water into freshwater can mean new water supplies. more »

Farmers key to renewable energy future

Current farmers and those fallowing their land are eyeing renewables for the offset, the potential income and to help California reach its 2045 goal of 100% renewable and carbon-neutral electricity. more »

Regenerative farming brings animals into orchards

The 1,000 Farms Initiative, research led by Ecdysis Foundation, aims to quantify regenerative agriculture's potential impacts, with a goal of inspiring its methods nationally. more »

The value in shell waste

One company is transforming almond shells into multiple promising products. more »

Project aimed at improving fertilization and irrigation practices

With funding provided by USDA-NRCS, the project will deploy Extension personnel to perform demonstrations, provide on-farm consultations, and conduct outreach activities to promote locally appropriate best practices. more »

Federal-state work group has on-farm compost research site for farmers, ranchers

The site includes information and tools to help farmers compost agricultural byproducts in compliance with regulations. more »

USDA announces Agricultural Outlook Forum theme and program

The theme – New Paths to Sustainability and Productivity Growth – will focus on innovations minimizing agriculture's environmental footprint while ensuring sustainability and improving yields. more »

Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops tracks sustainability

In partnership with CropTrak's technology, users across the supply chain can baseline the environmental impacts of nuts and other crops and identify opportunities for improvement. more »

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