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Almond industry to promote innovation
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Increased rain and an expected boost in productivity have the almond industry’s biggest advocates feeling good about the next few years. In fact, the Almond Board of California has begun promoting innovations to develop what it calls the “almond orchard of the future,” one that maximizes efficiencies and increases production. In an interview with the Business Journal before his presentation at this year’s Almond Conference in Sacramento, Almond Board of California CEO Richard Waycott said board members are choosing an optimistic outlook.“We expect about a 25 percent increase in production in the next three to four years,” Waycott said.Over the past few years, many growers have been replacing older orchards with younger trees. Those orchards are maturing and will begin to bear nuts. In addition, yields that were slacking during the drought are starting to recover as California is seeing more rain.


About the Almond Board of California

Almonds from California are a healthy, natural, wholesome and quality food. The Almond Board of California promotes almonds with a research-based approach to responsible farming, production and marketing on behalf of the more than 7,600 almond growers and processors in California, many of whom have third- and fourth-generation family operations. Established in 1950 and based in Modesto, California, the Almond Board of California is a non-profit organization that administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. For more information on the Almond Board of California or almonds, visit or check out California Almonds on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the California Almonds blog.