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Almond farming is killing American bees

Beekeepers are now losing 30% of their bees every year.
A bumblebee draws nectar from a gooseberry bush.
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Oil? Almonds? They have something in common

Feb 2, 2016
Commodities are commodities, whether you drill a hole or plant a crop to produce.
Almond trees in the central valley of California. 
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Why a dry California will still grow a lot of food

Oct 20, 2015
Agriculture experts don't expect a big exodus of food production from the state.

Almonds get the glory, now pecans want the spotlight

Sep 10, 2015
Farmers are lobbying for a federal order to build a marketing fund.

Cattle ranchers lock horns with almond investors

May 19, 2015
Amid California's drought, not everyone is happy with the boom in almonds.

Commercial bees, the unsung heroes of the nut business

Mar 2, 2015
Almonds don't just take a lot of water to grow; they take a lot of bees, too