The almond industry doesn’t always have surplus inventory, but big crop years combined with pandemic-related shipping issues created conditions for almonds to participate in the federal program this year.
Nominations forms are available now, and elections will be held Oct. 28, 2022.
Organic production could play a role in presenting solutions and adaptation strategies to climate change.
SCFBA was established to advocate for broad-based Farm Bill policy initiatives to address the unique needs of specialty crops and address their overall competitiveness.
Solar radiation levels were, for some locations, half of what they should have been, perhaps limiting the tree's ability to finish out kernel fill.
Yields are inconsistent across the region, but native pecan growers may see smaller yields since they don't have the ability to irrigate.