While almonds are being scapegoated as a leading cause of drought conditions in California, acreage topped the 1 million mark for the first time. California's 2014 almond acreage is estimated to be 1,020,000 acres, up 5% from 2013, according a recent survey conducted by NASS. Of the total acreage...read more
The almond industry is fighting back against the notion that it is a major user of water in drought-stricken California. Entering its fourth year of drought, the state recently imposed for mandatory statewide water cutbacks on cities and towns. Agriculture interests, including the $6.5 billion almond industry, are pitted in the battle for water use that scrutinizes the role that agricultural interests play and the affects the state’s economy.read more
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