Almonds

USDA Confirms Record 3 Billion Pound CA Almond Crop Forecast

The California Almond Objective Measurement Report, published today by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), estimates that the 2020 crop will be 3.00 billion meat pounds, up 18% from the 2019 crop production of 2.55 billion pounds.[1] This estimate is even with the 3.00 billion pounds estimated in the California Almond Subjective Forecast, published in May 2020. …

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Almond Webinar, June 22

In an effort to address almond industry questions about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) the Almond Alliance, Almond Board of California and Farm Service Agency (FSA) will be hosting a 2nd webinar to respond to the frequently asked questions by the industry. FSA has begin accepting applications and there has been some confusion we would like to address and …

CA Nut Industry Funds Four New UC Cooperative Extension Research Positions

Four staff research associates will join the ranks of UC Cooperative Extension scientists in the coming months to support nut crop advisors conducting critical research in walnut, almond and pistachio production. The California Walnut Board, the Almond Board of California and the California Pistachio Research Board together have provided about $425,000 to cover annual salaries, benefits, travel and equipment for …

Almond Board of California 2020 Election Results

The Almond Board of California has released election results for the Board of Directors positions whose terms of office will run from August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021. The names of the following nominees have been submitted to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture for selection: Independent Grower: Member Position One (one-year term): Paul Ewing, Los Banos Alternate Position One: Joe …

YOU KNOW WHAT HULLSPLIT MEANS: IT’S TIME TO SPRAY

Almond experts say there is only one proven way to know when hullsplit begins: inspect your trees from the top down, starting in the southwest corner of the canopy. The importance of knowing precisely when hullsplit occurs is critical because it signals the proper timing for treatments to control Navel Orangeworm (NOW). Whether growers use a ladder, climb into a …

USDA-NASS Predicts Third Straight Record-Breaking Almond Crop

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is predicting a record California almond crop for the third straight year. The USDA-NASS 2020 California Almond Subjective Forecast estimates California almond orchards will produce 3.0 billion pounds of nuts this year, up 17.6 percent from last year’s 2.55 billion-pound crop. Forecasted yield is expected to reach 2,380 pounds per acre, …

Blue Diamond Celebrates 110-Year Anniversary with Key Expansions

Blue Diamond Growers, a nonprofit grower-owned cooperative and the world’s leading processor and marketer of almonds, marked its 110-year anniversary today with announcements about the completion of two key infrastructure expansions.The company also was recently recognized by Boston Consulting Group & IRI as one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Mid-Size CPGs for the fourth consecutive year.As part of Blue …

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