California Almonds Expected Drop and AFBF Mental Health Month

California Almonds Expected Drop and AFBF Mental Health Month

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**California’s 2022 almond harvest is expected to drop by 4% compared to last year.

That’s according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The agency’s subjective forecast estimates that California will harvest 2.8 billon pounds of almonds this year, down from last year’s yield of 2.92 billion pounds.

The average yield per acre is expected to drop by 8%, falling from 2,210 pounds per acre to 2,040.

**In recognition of May as Mental Health Month, the American Farm Bureau Federation will host “Farmers Saving Lives,” a free virtual event, tomorrow at 2pm

The live event will feature compelling stories from three Farm Bureau members who believe advocating for mental health wellness is a way to save lives in rural and farming communities.

Farmers, ranchers and their families are encouraged to attend via telephone, smartphone or tablet.


You can register for the event online at .

**Growing consumption of wine in the U.S. has contributed to an increase in wine imports, from 127 million gallons in fiscal year 2000 to 456 million gallons in 2021.

That adds up to nearly $7.5 billion in value.

USDA’s Economic Research Service reports most wine imports come from the European Union, accounting for 75% of the total value and 50% of the volume.

Specifically, the top two countries of origin, Italy and France.

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