Economics

USDA Estimates Record-Breaking 2018 Almond Crop

Forecast estimated at 2.45 billion pounds for the 2018 California almond crop MODESTO, Calif. – Despite concerns earlier in the year about freezing weather during almond bloom, careful management by California farmers and newer orchards coming into production have resulted in a record-breaking crop according to the 2018 Almond Objective Measurement Report. This confirms earlier predictions from the 2018 Almond …

Record-Breaking Almond Crop Predicted for 2018

In spite of concerns about freezing weather during almond bloom, the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is predicting a record crop in 2018. According to the NASS 2018 Almond Subjective Forecast issued today, California almond orchards are expected to produce 2.30 billion pounds of nuts this year, up 1.3% from last year’s 2.27 billion-pound crop.[1] “Almond …

George Soares Addresses Legislative & Regulatory Burden on CA Farmers

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor Amidst all the political and regulatory turmoil growers deal with in California, they continue trying to do what they do best, and Ag lobbyists like George Soares who spoke at the Annual Pistachio Conference, are doing their best to relay the grower message in Sacramento to limit and reduce the overwhelming legislative and regulatory …

Successes & Concerns for the American Pistachio Industry

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor Pistachio growers just enjoyed gathering for the annual American Pistachio Growers Conference last week. Watch this conference wrap-up interview with APG Executive Director Richard Matoian as he shares the current State of the Pistachio Industry, both the successes, and some concerns for the industry moving forward. Read more about it in the coming issue …

New Pesticide Laws & Regs Now Taking Effect in California

If you missed the Annual Tree & Vine Expo, Marline Azevedo with the Stanislaus County Ag Commissioner’s office provided an update on changes in laws and regulations for growers moving into 2018. Watch her brief interview as she describes two key changes in Chlorpyrifos permit conditions & pesticide use around school sites. Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine.

State of the California Almond Industry Report

If you missed the State of the State of the Industry presentation at the annual Almond Conference, watch this brief interview with Richard Waycott and Mike Mason from the Almond Board who shared their outlook of the future of the California almond industry.  Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Don’t currently receive it? Subscribe for free HERE today!

Assessing & Addressing Nut Orchard Damage Due to Flooding

The abundance of rainfall was much appreciated by growers this year; however, some growers got a little too much of it, leaving some orchards in standing water for several months. UC Farm Advisor Janine Hasey addressed this at Malcolm Media’s Annual Tree & Vine Expo. Watch this interview with Janine as she addresses the damage that occurred due to the …

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