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California Almond Production Forecast to Reach Record Levels


Almond production in California is projected to reach a record high 2.05 billion pounds in the 2016/17 crop year.

This would be an 8 percent increase from a year earlier and slightly higher than the previous record of 2.03 billion pounds in 2011/12.

While many areas are still under drought, trees have shown signs of recovery from multiple years of water deprivation.

The increase in production may put negative pressure on prices received by growers.

After a strong year of production, for example, grower prices fell from $4.00 per pound in 2014/15 to $2.84 per pound in 2015/16.

This resulted in a steep decline in production value for the year, falling from a record high of $7.39 billion dollars in 2014/15 to $5.33 billion dollars in 2015/16.

Even with the sharp drop in value, this remained the third-highest crop value on record.

With prices high relative to long-term averages, almond producers still have an incentive to increase production.

Source: USDA 

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