Almonds

Almond Harvest 2024 Predicted at 2.8 Billion Pounds, Carryout Expected to Drop Significantly

The 2024 California Almond Objective Measurement Report published July 10th by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS) estimates that the crop harvested in 2024 will come in at 2.80 billion meat pounds. The estimate is down 7 percent from USDA-NASS’s Subjective Forecast in May. It follows a generally solid bloom as well as a year in which growers faced …

Almond Board of California 2024 Election Results

The Almond Board of California have announced the Board of Directors election results and the names of the following nominees have been submitted to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture for selection to terms of office beginning Aug. 1, 2024: Grower Position #1, Member:                                 Grower Position #1, Alternate:        1-year term Paul Ewing, Los Banos                                              Katie Staack, Hughson Grower Position #3, Member:                                 Grower Position #3, Alternate: …

The California Almond Industry’s #1 Export Market Experiences Exponential Growth

While China used to be the #1 export destination for California almonds, India has quickly risen to the top with tremendous opportunities for growth. Pacific Nut Producer Editor Matthew Malcolm met with Emily Fleischmann and in-country representative Sudarshan Mazumdar from the Almond Board of California to discuss recent marketing successes and the industry’s continued investment in India. Watch this brief …

PRIME Almond Board Investments Score Worldwide Consumer Attention

The California almond industry scored big with its recent investment and partnership with Coach Prime highlighting the nutritional benefits of almonds.  Pacific Nut Producer Editor Matthew Malcolm met with Laura Morin from the Almond Board of California to discuss some of the incredible results of this partnership, as well as other strategic partnerships around the world, engaging consumers like never …

Almond Leadership Program Raises Over $21,000 for FFA Scholarships

The Almond Board of California’s Almond Leadership Program (ALP) swung into action once again, hosting its annual golf tournament on Thursday, May 2, at the Dragonfly Golf Club in Madera. With 32 teams comprising a total of 128 enthusiastic golfers, the event teed off at 8 in the morning and concluded with triumph and camaraderie at 2 in the afternoon. …

New Report on Intersection of SGMA and Cover Crop Water Use in California’s Central Valley

A multi-disciplinary authorship group of over 30 individuals has published a report comprised of literature review, policy analysis, and recommendations pertaining to the water impacts of cover crop practices in California’s Central Valley under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The report, entitled “Cover Cropping in the SGMA Era,” is the product of a convening process jointly developed by the …

Initial Almond Crop Forecast Up 21 Percent from Last Year

The 2024 California Almond Forecast published Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS) estimates that the crop harvested in 2024 will come in at 3 billion pounds, 21 percent above last year’s 2.47 billion pounds. Forecasted yield is 2,170 pounds per acre, up 380 pounds from the 2023 harvest. “This larger crop estimate is what the industry expected …

Steve Koretoff & Flory Industries Named Almond Alliance Members of the Year

At its annual convention held this year in Lihue, Hawaii, the Almond Alliance recognized an exceptional business (Flory Industries) and individual (Steve Koretoff) as its 2023/2024 Members of the Year. Flory Industries has been an integral part of Central California agriculture since 1936 and has been selected as the Associate Member of the Year. Flory Industries’ expertise and support of …

Almond Board of California 2024 Elections Underway

Elections are underway, and almond growers have the opportunity to vote for and select two independent grower positions and two independent handler positions on the Almond Board of California Board of Directors. Alternate seats for those spots are also on the ballot. Voting ends May 23. Candidates for the independent grower positions: Grower Position #1, Member (1-year term):             Grower Position #1, Alternate: …

California Bearing Almond Acreage Drops for the First Time in Decades

California’s bearing almond acreage decreased slightly over the past year, according to a new report from Land IQ to the Almond Board of California (ABC). It is the first time since at least 1995 that the total of bearing acres has not grown. Land IQ’s 2024 Standing Acreage Initial Estimate issued recently looked at bearing acreage – orchards planted before 2022 and that have matured enough …

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