Almond Board offers wide range of E-Learning

The Almond Board of California is taking virtual learning one step further starting next month. Virtual tailgate sessions will take a deeper dive into tools growers can take advantage of in the California Almond Sustainability program. But Senior Manager of Field Outreach and Education Tom Devol said growers could go one step further and schedule one-on-one sessions with the team to answer...

Almonds: Excellent early season, disruptions for trades

Atypical week in the almond sector due to the current situation that has caused distortions in the markets and auctions. In Mercamurcia, which was the only table that collected prices this week, there was a predominance of decreases, although smaller than in previous weeks, of between 1 and 3 cents in all varieties of...

Almonds: Chaos theory on a global level

2019 was a very challenging time regarding all the issues coming up or underway. What you see are the small changes and how they will have a broader effect and conserquences. The strength of this industry is that we are pretty diversified. It is not the 60% tariff on almonds in China. China has been our third...

Bright Light Agribusiness selects TOMRA Food for an end-to-end almond sorting solution

Leuven, Belgium, 5 December 2018 - Bright Light Agribusiness, one of the fastest growing private companies in the Australian almond industry, has selected TOMRA Food as its partner for an end-to-end almond sorting solution. A total of 15 sorters will be installed at the company’s state-of-the-art almond processing facility in Hattah/Victoria to achieve the processing objective of a “pack-to-grade”...

China’s almond production unchanged from the previous year

China’s almond production (shelled basis) is forecast at 43,000 MT in MY 2018/19 (August-July), unchanged from the previous year, according to sources in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Almond acreage is currently estimated at around 63,000 hectares and the production base is stable. More than 95 percent of the country’s almond plantings are situated in Shache County of Xinjiang. Chinese...

Almond shells as an ingredient in plastics

The Institute of Food Technologists show held in Chicago mid-July centers on food ingredients and processing flavored with a little packaging. Intriguingly, a Tech Theater presentation sponsored by the Almond Board of California (Modesto, CA) disclosed research and development in using almond shells as an ingredient in plastics for applications including packaging. Nutty idea? Literally it is, but figuratively it’s...

Rubber tires from almond shells

Growing almonds in California is a creative, high-tech industry with an impressive scientific approach. But the limits of increasing yields and revenue with kernels might be in sight. No, problem for the Almond Board of California: Let’s make money with hulls and shells. The Almond Board invested in some research about products from hulls and shells. An almond producer produces...

The big potential for almond exports from Pakistan

PESHAWAR (APP): The economy of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) is largely dependent on dry fruits and agriculture as the area is famous for its almonds, apricots, cherries and other dry fruits all over the world . Almond is the most popular fruit of Gilgit Baltistan. Its many varieties are grown in all districts of GB. Each type has its own specific characteristics. As...

Almond Board of California invests in Farm of the Future

ACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Almond Board of California(ABC) today announced an investment of $4.8 million in 64 independent, third-party research projects exploring next-generation farming practices. Additionally, ABC released the first annual Almond Sustainability Publication, entitled Growing Good, which highlights the California Almond community's commitment to sustainability.1 Over 90% of California Almond farms are family farms, and many...

Almond butter market forecast available

This report recognizes that in this rapidly-evolving and competitive environment, up-to-date marketing information is essential to monitor performance and make critical decisions for growth and profitability. Global Raw Almond Butter Market Research Report 2017 provides a unique tool for evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, and supporting strategic and tactical decision-making.  It provides information on trends and developments, and focuses on...
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