California’s 153,000 acres represents a 53 percent increase in acreage from last year and more than 80 percent of the total U.S. American Pima production. Despite water challenges, yields of American Pima have done remarkably well. Last year...
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