MODESTO — California’s 2015 almond crop forecast is down by about 3 percent from May’s subjective forecast, the Almond Board of California said Wednesday.
The updated forecast is also down about 4 percent from last year’s crop.
The objective forecast is based on 890,000 bearing acres and finds the crop for 2015-16 will be 1.80 billion meat pounds
“This year’s objective estimate reflects the continued and unprecedented stress that California almond growers are experiencing as they cope with historic drought conditions,” said Mike Mason chairman of the Almond Board of California. “The California agricultural community is certainly hoping that the drought abates next winter, but in the meantime, growers are doing everything within their power to conserve water.”... Read More