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2019 Nov/Dec How We Grow

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N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E A L M O N D B O A R D O F C A L I F O R N I A HOW WE GROW NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019 | ISSUE 6 CASP Celebrates 10 Years The California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP) is a self assessment that helps growers identify areas of improvement across their operation. Through the CASP online portal,, growers and handlers can complete modules, learn about alternative and best practices and utilize free decision support tools, while meeting regulatory requirements. Page 13 Page 15 Page 17 View CASP timeline on Page 11 Setting the Table for a Global Sustainability Conversation Imagine a future when "California Almonds" is synonymous with "the world's most responsibly- grown commodity." Fast-forward to a time when California almond farmers are heralded for their sustainable farming practices. CASP Measures Success Towards 2025 Goals In 2018, the Almond Board of California (ABC) Board of Directors set the Almond Orchard 2025 Goals to further establish our industry's commitment to sustainability and continuous improvement, and to communicate that commitment to the world. ABC's 46 Years of Production Research Imagine a typical California almond orchard in 1973. There were around 75 trees per acre, with each acre producing about 1,000 pounds of nuts. Two rows of Nonpareil trees were bracketed by a single pollinating variety. Production looked much different than it does today. CASP 10 Year Anniversary Edition

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