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Almonds: May estimates revised

July 13, 2023 at 3:08 PM , Der AUDITOR
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SACRAMENTO/CANBERRA. The US Department of Agriculture's Natural Agricultural Statistics Service released the updated forecast for the 2023 US almond crop on Wednesday. Despite adverse conditions in the spring, the crop forecast was revised upwards.

Almonds defy the weather

After three years of drought, California almond growers faced somewhat different conditions this year. unusually cool temperatures into early summer - combined with record rainfall and sometimes high winds - affected bee flight during the pollination period and delayed fruit development. " Yet the forecast for a larger crop shows the resiliency of California almond orchards," said Richard Waycott, chairman and CEO of the Almond Board of California (ABC). “Almond farmers have worked hard while dealing with higher production and financin

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