U.S. climate has an adverse impact on California almond volumes

Raw Almond
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United States
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Published Apr 16, 2024

Tridge summary

The California almond industry has experienced a 6% drop in production to 2.6 billion pounds this season, attributed to challenging weather conditions including rain and low temperatures during the critical February flowering and pollination period. This has not only delayed the 2023-24 harvest by two to three weeks for some producers but also led to a slight increase in almond rejection rates, now at 4.2%, due to damage. Despite these setbacks, California remains a key player in the global almond market, continuing to export significant quantities, especially to its largest international markets such as India, Spain, China, the United Arab Emirates, and Germany.
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Original content

The California almond season is underway, with the sector shipping its fall harvest to international markets. However, rain and unusually low temperatures reduced production, according to the California Almond Board (ABC). These conditions 'paralyzed' volumes, according to Bryce Spyche, Senior Manager of Marketing Order Services of the entity. “The report we published (March) shows that harvest receipts currently amount to 2.6 billion pounds. We are down about 6%,” he said. The latest harvest report from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - published in July 2023 - placed almond production in California at 2.6 million pounds for the 2023-24 campaign. “If we go back to February 2023, which is when our flowering and pollination occurs, the weather was very cold. There were also some rain events and that led to some situations where we had kind of a prolonged bloom,” Spyche added. California almonds are typically harvested in late July or August. However, Spyche ...
Source: MXfruit
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