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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 …

Fun Facts About Bees & Almonds

Almond Board of California — Honey bees and almonds form a partnership designed by nature. They both evolved in the same Mediterranean region and help each other prosper. Pollinators are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we consume, beyond just almonds. Just like almonds are a nutritious snack for us, almond pollen is very nutritious for honey …

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 Alliance Announces Historic Joint Venture to “Move Nuts”

After a year and a half of supply chain problems, a massive trade imbalance, and challenges at ports, the Almond Alliance California has announced a collaborative private/public venture to ship nuts to foreign customers. From September 2021 to February 2022, California almonds lost $2 billion in revenue. “There is a stockpile of nuts sitting in warehouses and at docks that …

Almond Board of California Announces 2022 Election Results

The Almond Board of California (ABC) recently 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, 2022: Grower Position One, Member (1-year term):       Paul Ewing, Los Banos Grower Position One, Alternate: Katie Staack-Dorsett, Waterford Grower Position Two, …

New Measures to Improve Ag Exporter Conditions at the Port of Oakland

While California agriculture’s current export shipping crisis is going to take a combined effort at multiple levels of government and supply chain leadership to resolve, a panel discussion at the recent convention of the Almond Alliance of California illustrated some positives steps that are being taken to improve the situation. Watch this brief interview with Andrew Hwang from the Port …

Historic Drought Impacts Northern California Tree Nut Growers

Northern California growers are really feeling the impact of drought this year with record low water allocations if any.  Watch this brief interview with grower Blake Vann, who serves on the Glenn Colusa Irrigation District Board as he explains, and read more about it in the next issue of Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Trece for their industry …

CA Almonds on the Verge of Losing Their Place in the Global Market

California almonds, among other tree nuts and agricultural products have been struggling to make their way across the sea to consumers around the world.  Organizations such as the Almond Board of California have worked hard and invested a lot to open global markets and pave the way for California almonds to reach grocery stores worldwide, and all of this is …

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