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Effort Secures Federal Procurement Program for Almonds

More school children and others benefitting from food nutrition programs all across the country will enjoy California almonds this year, thanks to their inclusion in federal ag marketing efforts. A USDA program known as Section 32 allows the U.S. Department of Agriculture to buy surplus ag commodities to distribute through various federally subsidized food programs. The almond industry doesn’t always …

Is Overwinter Orchard Flooding a Good Option for Groundwater Recharge?

While California farmers are taking more interest in opportunities for on-farm groundwater recharge to mitigate the effects of the drought, some tree nut growers may be hesitant to the idea of flooding their orchards over the winter months, concerned it may have a negative impact on the health of their trees and practices, such as cover cropping. The Almond Board …

New Directors at Almond Board of California Begin Terms

The new Board of Directors of the Almond Board of California (ABC) took their seats this week with four voting members beginning new terms to help guide ABC’s support of one of California’s most important crops. Board members, whose terms officially began Aug. 1, also elected Alexi Rodriguez as chair and re-elected George Goshgarian Jr. as vice chair. “Our industry …

Top 5 Things to Consider at Almond Hullsplit

Hullsplit is a time when growers’ various orchard practices – proper irrigation, nutrient management, pest control and orchard monitoring – come together in an effort to maximize almond quality and yield. To assist during this busy season, we’ve pulled together a list of the top five things you should consider before hullsplit. 1. Measuring Hullsplit Progress Proper detection is the …

Almonds Prove Indispensable to New Product Innovation

Almond Board of California — For the sixteenth consecutive year, almonds are the top nut in global new product development according to Global New Products data from Innova Market Insights, having been first recognized as the number one nut globally in 2006. With more forms than any other tree nut, almonds’ versatile taste, texture and health claim benefits align to …

NASS Updates Almond Forecast, Smaller 2022 Crop

The 2022 California Almond Objective Measurement Report published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimates that the crop harvested in 2022 will come in at 2.6 billion meat pounds, 11 percent below last year’s 2.9 billion pounds. The estimate is down 7 percent from NASS’s subjective forecast in May and comes in a complicated year. …

Almond Acreage Increases in 2022 but Pace of Growth Slows

Almond Board of California — California’s almond acreage continues to grow, but at a gradually slowing rate, according to two new reports. While the number of almond orchards removed also increased over the previous year, it was not enough to offset the overall acreage gains. According to an estimate from Land IQ, bearing almond orchards at harvest will cover 1.338 …

Heart-Friendly Focus Fuels Almonds in Mexico

Almond Board of California — Almond exports from the U.S. to Mexico increased 25% in 2021, reflecting a growing appetite for the nuts by health-conscious consumers in that market.  Wellness is top of mind for many Mexicans, who increasingly have gravitated to almonds for several health benefits. Almonds contain magnesium to support a healthy immune system, vitamin E to support skin …

“Cautiously Optimistic” about Leaffooted Bug Lure & Trap

Almond Board of California — With the rise of leaffooted bug damage showing up in almond kernels at the handler, the bottom line of growers is at stake. Research funded by the Almond Board of California and conducted at UC Riverside, is expanding much needed tools for effective IPM monitoring protocol to combat the pest. Across the industry, handlers have …

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