Almond shaker working in the orchard

Almond harvest difficulties

A late spring bloom accompanied by untimely rains and lower than normal temperatures delayed California’s almond harvest this year. Compared to recent seasons, growers are also experiencing highe... more »
A tree shaker harvests walnuts in a San Joaquin County orchard. Thanks to milder summer temperatures and more rain this year, California walnut farmers agree their crop is much improved over the 2022 harvest. Their eyes remain on market prices and how much buyers are willing to pay. Photo by Ching Lee.

Growers look to higher prices for walnuts

After a late-season heat wave pummeled their 2022 crop, California walnut growers are much more upbeat about their harvest this year. Favorable growing conditions and increased rainfall have allowe... more »

California walnut industry gears up for stellar 2023 harvest

The California walnut industry is gearing up for a stellar 2023 harvest and shipping season after several years of drought, record low grower returns, COVID disrupted markets with supply chain challen... more »
An almond tree at sunrise. Photo courtesy of the Almond Board of California.

USDA forecasts smaller 2023 almond crop

This year's forecasted almond yield is expected to be the lowest since 2004. more »

Last fall’s freezing weather will reduce walnut harvest

Walnut orchards in Northern California are feeling the aftermath – and seeing the reduced yields – of inconsistent and unpredictable weather conditions. more »

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