Sac Valley Almonds: Hull Rot Bad In 2018, What Now?

🕔Jun 10, 2019Early hull split, when the hull begins to open at the suture, is a don’t-want-to-miss timing in almond production. The crack in the hull does two things: First, it releases nut […]

Almonds – The Heat Is On, 2019’s Rollercoaster Ride Continues – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Jun 8, 2019SUBSCRIBE Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Tree Crops. Our thanks to BASF and its California team for sponsoring this coverage. – Owen Taylor, Editor OVERVIEW Extremely hot weather seems likely […]

California Walnuts: Mesophyll Collapse – Cause, Effects

🕔Jun 7, 2019We have been seeing walnut leaves showing browning (necrosis) on the leaf area between the veins in some orchards since about mid-May. Sometimes the leaves will then twist and defoliate […]

Fuel Report: Diesel, Gas Prices Continue Lower

🕔Jun 5, 2019The U.S. average diesel fuel price fell nearly 2 cents to $3.14 per gallon on June 3, nearly 15 cents lower than a year ago. The West Coast price fell […]

NOAA Monthly Drought Outlook – June

🕔Jun 5, 2019Minimal drought coverage (3.31% D1 or drier) continued across the contiguous United States through May 28. The remaining areas of drought in the Four Corner’s region, southeastern New Mexico and […]

Family Farm: Why are Bad Relationships Tolerated? – DTN

🕔Jun 2, 2019Farmers and ranchers are risk-takers. Their livelihood depends on acts of faith and uncertainty. The economic results of planting a crop or raising an animal are heavily contingent on factors […]

Almonds – Plenty Of Caution (And Fungicides) After All The Rain – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Jun 1, 2019Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Tree Crops. Our thanks to BASF and its California team for sponsoring this coverage.           – Owen Taylor, Editor SUBSCRIBE OVERVIEW […]

AgFax Weekend: MFP Payments as Collateral | Are You Overhedged?

🕔May 31, 2019In this week’s AgFax Weekend – MFP Payments as Collateral | Are You Overhedged? | Weather Woes + Trade Fears + Political Turmoil – 1970s Rerun | and more.

Almonds’ Lead Increases in U.S. Tree Nut Consumption

🕔May 31, 2019Over the past five decades, Americans’ annual consumption of tree nuts has grown from 1.38 pounds per person in 1970 to 3.69 pounds in 2016, according to ERS’s Loss-Adjusted Food […]

Weather Woes + Trade Fears + Political Turmoil – Sound Familiar? It’s the 1970s.

🕔May 31, 2019History can be a difficult teacher. Whatever clarity may be found in hindsight, the lessons for the present (or future) remain obscure, enigmatic.  Part of the challenge is unravelling the […]

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