September 30, 2022

Almond Board of California (ABC)

ABC announces 2022 elections

Elections for the Almond Board of California (ABC) Board of Directors have kicked off for the 2022-2023 crop year with the call to all candidates to file their petitions or declarations of candidacy by April 1, 2022. There are two independent grower positions and one independent handler position on the ABC Board of Directors to

ABC: Orchard experiments and lessons with Donnie Hicks

In episode 16 of the Almond Journey podcast visits with almond grower and Hughson Nut Field Representative Donny Hicks. Hicks manages a small 18-acre orchard, which helps him keep a grower’s perspective in everything he does. Hicks shares how he’s offering up his acreage for experiments in areas such as fumigation, pruning, and subsurface irrigation, and talks

Record Crop, Record Shipments

Not surprisingly, after five consecutive years of record harvests, the California almond industry exported more nuts in the 2020-21 crop year than ever before. “We set records for exports in every month but January. It was truly incredible,” said Bryce Spycher, Manager of Marketing Order Services for the Almond Board of California. Global shipments of nuts from

More almond crops, forecasts USDA-NASS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is predicting an increase in the California almond crop. The USDA-NASS 2021 California Almond Subjective Forecast estimates California almond orchards will produce 3.2 billion pounds of nuts this year, up 3 percent from last year’s 3.12 billion-pound crop. Forecasted yield is expected to reach 2,410 pounds per acre, 3 percent lower

‘Groundwater Recharge: The Why and The How’

Almond Board of California is hosting ABC’s Training Tuesdays titled ‘Groundwater Recharge: The Why and The How’ on 2nd February 2021. With potential new restrictions on groundwater pumping under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), managed groundwater recharge in working lands offers one of the most cost-effective methods for bringing basins into compliance by mitigating

Deadline Approaching for CFAP 2

Almond growers have less than one month to apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2). In September, USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) announced it would provide an additional $14 billion dollars for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19 via the Coronavirus Food Assistance