California Almond Farming: Working Towards a Sustainable Future

Modern farming practices create opportunities for almond farmers. 

Almond farming originally began in Western Asia, but it wasn’t until the 1700s that it was officially introduced to American soil by Spanish explorers. By the 1900s, commercial almond production in the U.S. had been established in the heart of California’s Central Valley as almond trees flourished in the Mediterranean climate.

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California Nut Growers Focus on Almonds and Pistachios

Discover why California nut growers are thriving by using sustainable farming practices.

California is a top producer of pistachios and almonds, with California nut growers laying claim to more than 239,000 bearing acres of pistachios from Red Bluff to Arvin and over a million almond-bearing acres. California is one of the few places on earth with the Mediterranean climate needed to grow almonds, and because of that, the state produces more than 80 percent of the world’s almond supply.Read More

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