National Dairy Shrine



National & World Ag News Headlines
California Almond Acreage Increases in 2018
USAgNet - 04/25/2019

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that California's almond acreage continued to increase in 2018. Bearing acres, or orchards that have matured enough to produce a crop, are reported at 1.09 million acres, which is up 6 percent from 2017. Total almond acres for 2018 is estimated at 1.39 million acres, up 2 percent from the previous yeari.

With this increase, almond growers remain committed to continuous improvement, finding ways to responsibly produce more almonds to meet global and domestic demand (30% of total shipments of California almonds are shipped domestic).

Last year, the Almond Board of California (ABC) Board of Directors prioritized industry resources in four key areas that will ensure almonds remain as leaders in California agriculture as they work towards producing an economically, environmentally and socially responsible crop.

These four key areas - water use, harvest dust reduction, environmentally friendly pest management, zero waste - ladder up to the Almond Orchard 2025 Goals, which build upon a history of significant industry achievements. For example, over the past two decades growers have reduced the amount of water it takes to grow a pound of almonds by 33%ii.

In addition to achievements in the orchard, on the processing side there have been zero outbreaks of foodborne illness attributed to California almonds since the rollout of a groundbreaking pasteurization program a decade ago.

Send this article to a friend


Other National Headlines
International Protein Sires
Kelly Manufacturing
Copyright 2019 - USAgNet.com. All Rights Reserved.