California’s almond acreage grows

For the first time, the Almond Board of California (ABC) is concurrently releasing two California almond industry acreage reports: 2019 California Almond Acreage Report and Land IQ’s 2020 Standing Acreage Initial Estimate (bearing acres only). These reports are being issued side by side to improve industry reporting methods and provide a fuller picture of California’s almond acreage.

Mechanical pollinator helps Israeli farmers cope with declining bee population

A mechanical hum replaced the buzz of the bees in one Israeli almond orchard this season as farmers, concerned over the global decline of bee populations, tried a new method to pollinate their crops. Through the blooming almond trees near the ancient site of Tel Arad in a desert plain in southern Israel, a...

US ships 24% less pistachios than last year in March

According to PRIMEX March shipments were down 24% as compared to 2019 supply being down 20%. Year to Date shipments are still below 20%, down 16%. Shipments to each region as per the chart below were effected differently by Covid-19. The panic buying started in early March in the US and was followed a few weeks later...

Cashews from Kenya: Challenge in quality due to invasion by new pests

In Summary Initially, the area under cultivation had declined from 28,758 to 21,284 hectares between 2015 and 2016, bringing down production from 18,907 tonnes in 2015 to 11,404 tonnes in 2016.Kilifi, the most productive county, recorded an increase from 4,344 tonnes in 2018 to 4,779 in 2019. Kwale had a production of 3,448...

How to promote nuts and dried fruit on Youtube – the 7 essentials

This is the time to communicate with Youtube. Why? Trade Shows are not happening, travel is not happening. Today, we have some great tools available that can help us promote products and services - and even help your customers with after-sales issues. How does it work? The Clipper Magazine offers video communication on its platform for the...

Bumper crop for almonds in Australia

Almond growers are harvesting a bumper crop in the Riverland as demand for their long life and healthy product skyrockets. As COVID-19 rocks markets globally, the local almond industry has been buoyed by ideal weather conditions, strong demand and machine harvesting being unaffected by social distancing rules. The state’s leading nut producer Almondco is...

Cashew industry may face huge losses as processing disrupted

The Federation of Indian Cashew Industry in a letter to the Centre has said around 15,000 tonnes of cashew kernels valued at Rs 9,000 crore are stuck in different stages of processing at the factories across India due to the lockdown. It noted that though food processing has been declared as an essential service, many state governments...

Summer rain major blow to cashew crop

Panaji: The sudden downpour in parts of Goa caused due to the development of a trough in the Arabian Sea has hit the state’s agricultural sector. Cashew farmers fear that the crop may receive a major blow if the rains don’t stop and the cloudy weather continues to prevail. “It has been continuously raining...

Breaking news: EAEU removes import tariffs on 10 Iranian products

TEHRAN- The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) has removed tariff rates for the import of 10 Iranian products, according to the head of the Iranian National Union of Agricultural Products. Reza Nourani said that the Eurasian Economic Union in a letter sent to the Trade Promotion Organization of (TPO) of Iran stated that it has removed the import...

Tomra Food Makes Its test and Demonstration Centers Virtual

TOMRA Food is taking further action to ensure business continuity while protecting its employees’ and customers’ health with the introduction of Virtual Demonstration Centers to provide interactive demonstrations at this time of limited contact.  Leuven, Belgium, 8 April 2020 – The Covid-19 global pandemic is having a dramatic impact on day-to-day life, both on a...
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