Spain is worried about almond price trends

Concern reigns within the Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives of Catalonia (FCAC) for falling prices in the almond market, after the release of the estimated harvest of this dried fruit in California and the good forecasts of the harvest in Catalonia, which is estimated to grow by around 12%. In the market of Reus, the main in the...

Largest dried grape vineyard in Australia under new management

Golden Dried Fruits (GDF) has completed the signing of a 25 year lease with Arrow Funds Management for their 750 hectare Advinco Farm in Nangiloc Victoria. The lease commences on July 1 and will make GDF the largest grower of dried grapes in Australia.  GDF is owned by the 100% Australian family owned food...

7 million hazelnut trees in Bhutan are waiting to be harvested

Dago Dorji chose to become a lorry driver. Due to shortage of farmhands, he had left his arable farming land in Paro fallow for a long time. And then Covid-19 came. Driving is not a lucrative profession anymore and so he has return to his farm. He has ventured into growing hazelnut. Hazelnut is...

Cashew processors in India close down after Covid cases

VISAKHAPATNAM: More than 40 cashew processing units at Palasa in Srikakulam closed down on Thursday after two Covid-19 cases were reported in the area. The processing units closed down as a preventive measure to contain the spread of the virus as officials suspect that the people who have tested positive may have been in contact with over 200 people. Speaking to TOI, Malla Rameswara...

Turkey’s hazelnut exports lift the otherwise gloomy export data

Turkey’s exports decreased by 33.2% in the March-May period when the effects of the coronavirus outbreak became visible in the economy, while the greatest loss in foreign sales was recorded in the automotive industry. A series of measures were launched in Turkey, especially at the beginning of the second half of March when the...

American pecan growers have found success at home

The American pecan industry’s stable growth continues to impress industry experts as the global economic shutdown has disrupted other industries, even threatening bankruptcy of multibillion dollar companies in non-essential services.  American farmers have been feeling the pain of the ongoing trade war between the US and China, as China has reduced its purchases of...

Walnuts are making their way in to more supermarket sections

Walnuts are making their way into more products in more sections of the supermarket, including the fresh perimeter, said Jennifer Olmstead, marketing director, domestic public relations, for the Folsom-based California Walnut Board and Commission. “They’ve always had a significant presence in sweet bakery foods, but now we’re seeing walnuts used in plant-based meat alternatives, non-dairy milks and...

The Almond Board is hitting it on TikTok

With most of the country stuck in lockdown, the Almond Board of California (ABC) achieved viral success with the #AlmondWalk challenge on TikTok that resulted in 1.2 billion views in just over five days.That’s right, billions. How’d they do it? For one, ABC’s agency Sterling-Rice Group capitalized on trending topics to hijack some buzz....

Almond Board of California 2020 Results Board of Directors

Almond Board of California 2020 Results The Almond Board of California has released election results for the Board of Directors positions whose terms of office will run from August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021. The names of the following nominees have been submitted to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture for selection:Independent Grower:Member Position One (one-year term):Paul Ewing,...

Investors buy almond orchards in Australia

Funds managed by North American farmland and timber giant Hancock Natural Resource Group are poised to snap up two almond properties worth around $12 million in the NSW Riverina and South Australia’s Riverland. The deals continue a strong trend of offshore institutional investors bulking up on almond and macadamia orchards in Australia’s premium growing regions.
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