The Almond Alliance and Great Valley Seed have launched a new initiative to help growers expand pollinator habitat. Called the Pollinator Alliance, the project will connect 7,600 farms with native seed and nursery stock as well as pricing, grants and other programs to boost the long-term benefits.

“For nearly thirty years, California’s almond farmers have been global leaders in pollinator health,” said Almond Alliance President and CEO Aubrey Bettencourt. “Almond farmers, bees and other pollinators are the perfect ecological partner, providing for each other’s well-being and continued success.”

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Great Valley Seed is a company sprouted from the Bowles Farming Company, an 11,000-acre tomato operation active in water and sustainability issues.

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