NASS 2016 California Almond Acreage Report

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Yesterday, April 26th, 2017 the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported California’s 2016 almond acreage is estimated at 1,240,000 acres, up 7 percent from the 2015 revised acreage of 1,160,000. Of the total acreage for 2016, 940,000 acres were bearing and 300,000 acres were non-bearing. Preliminary bearing acreage for 2017 was estimated at 1,000,000 acres.

Nonpareil continued to be the leading variety, followed by Monterey, Butte, Carmel, and Padre.

Kern, Fresno, Stanislaus, Merced and Madera were the leading counties. These five counties had 73 percent of the total bearing acreage. To view the complete report click here…