Growers harvested 2.05 billion pounds of almonds in 2011
Some industry officials thought 2016 crop might come in as high as 2.2 billion pounds
Last year's USDA estimate of 1.8 billion pounds fell short of the 1.9 billion pounds harvested
Watte operated his family farm called George Watte & Sons (George was Mark’s father). Mark grew cotton, alfalfa, triticale and corn for silage, black-eyed peas, pistachios, plus operated a 1,000 Jersey-cow dairy...
Almond Board is funded by a 3-cent-per-pound assessment of nut production
Assessment would go to 4 cents for three years then return to 3 cents
If approved, first-year budget increase could be $20 million based on 2 billion pounds of production
Springtime in the San Joaquin Valley this year offers a bit more hope than it has the past several years as a "Miracle March" dropped enough rain and snow on the state to nearly fill several state reservoirs and give farmers a hope...