Economics

Nut Products Market Outlook and Opportunities in the Post Covid Recovery (2021 – 2028)

The global Nut Products market is poised to register optimistic growth rates throughout 2021 and 2022 as positive momentum builds in the world economy, though some differences remain among geographies. The pace of change will accelerate in the Nut Products industry and companies quickly re-aligning their strategies will emerge stronger from the unprecedented changes. However, the COVID-19 pandemic remains a …

China Tree Nut Production & Import Forecast

Awareness over the health benefits of tree nuts has increased consumer demand over the past five years. Manufacturers are developing creative products to meet demand from millennial and other consumers. Almond imports in Marketing Year (MY) 2021/22 are expected to continue rebounding on firm demand in the post COVID-19 pandemic era. Despite a projected increase in pistachio imports from the …

Agriculturists Jeani and John Ferrari Recognized with CA Farmland Trust’s Vance Kennedy Award

Local philanthropists and long-time supporters of farmland protection, Jeani and John Ferrari, were honored by California Farmland Trust (CFT) as the 2021 Vance Kennedy Award recipients. The Vance Kennedy Award was established in 2014 in honor of Dr. Vance Kennedy, a founding member of CFT, because of his extraordinary contributions and efforts to the organization. Recipients of this prestigious award …

EU Demand for US Tree Nuts Expected to Remain Strong

The United States continues to be the largest supplier of tree nuts to Europe. While EU investment and production of tree nuts continue to increase, production is still far from meeting domestic demand. In 2020, EU-27 tree nuts imports from the United States reached $2.8 billion USD. The COVID-19 health crisis and the logistical issues and delays experienced globally moderately …

Breeding Honey Bees for Adaptation to Regionalized Plants and Artificial Diets

Honey bees could be intentionally bred to thrive on plants that are already locally present or even solely on artificial diets, according to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (ARS) study. ARS researchers found individual bees respond differently to the same diet and that there is a strong genetic component involved in how they respond to nutrition. This …

Hawaiʻi Delegation Introduces Legislation To Protect U.S. Macadamia Nut Industry

Today, the Hawaiʻi Delegation: Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI), Rep. Ed Case (D-HI-01) and Rep. Kaialiʻi Kahele (D-HI-02), introduced bicameral legislation to enable research funding to address all current and emerging threats to the United States coffee and macadamia nut industries. The Coffee Plant Health Initiative Amendments Act (CPHIAA) and Macadamia Tree Health Initiative Amendments Act (MTHIAA) …

Filbertworm Mating Disruption in Hazelnut Becomes More Economical

When it comes to hazelnut insect pests, filbertworm is number one.  Managing the pest with insecticides and novel mating disruption technology can also be quite costly; however, Oregon State University has been seeing some positive results through field trials and recent studies that not only prove the efficacy of mating disruption, but also make the technology more affordable for the …

Opportunities for Almond Hulls in Asian Feed Markets

The California almond industry has grown tremendously in recent years, and so has the supply of almond byproducts such as hulls and shells.  While industry groups and companies are working to expand the consumer markets internationally for California almonds, some are also at work striving to expand the value and uses for almond byproducts. Almond hulls have commonly been used …

Top Costly Legal Issues Ag Employers can Prevent

At the Annual Convention of the Almond Alliance of California, Stacy Henderson, Almond Alliance’s go-to attorney for ag labor law, shared some of the top costly mistakes ag employers should know about that can be prevented. Watch this brief video with Stacy as she explains. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Blue Diamond Growers Names New Chief Operating Officer, Transition in Global Ingredients Division Leadership

Blue Diamond Growers has named Dean LaVallee as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for California’s largest almond cooperative. In addition to serving as COO, LaVallee will continue to operate in his current role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and will report directly to Blue Diamond Growers’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Jansen. As COO/CFO, LaVallee will oversee the …

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