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Almond Output Seen 11% Lower

WASHINGTON - Jul 12/22 - SNS -- The 2022 California almond production (shelled basis) is forecast at 2.60 billion pounds, down 7% from the previous forecast and down 11% from the previous year, according to the USDA's latest crop production estimates.

The 2022 almond crop was off to a great start with excellent weather conditions in early February. However, growers reported unexpected cold weather and early morning freezing temperatures in Northern California, and almond bloom progression slowed down.

The unseasonably warm weather and well above normal temperatures during the latter part of March and April were beneficial for the post-bloom period and development of the crop. In June, extreme events including drought, high temperatures, and water restrictions, resulting in reduced yields.

Almond Production - States and United States: 2021 and Forecasted July 1, 2022
                       :             Total production (shelled basis)
         State         :-----------------------------------------------------------
                       :            2021             :            2022
                       :                       1,000 pounds
California ............:          2,915,000                     2,600,000
United States .........:          2,915,000                     2,600,000

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