Almonds aren’t just growing in popularity.
The amount of farmland dedicated to almonds in California is growing, too.
And the amount of almonds produced per acre is higher than ever before.
Tom Roger says his family has grown “a little bit of everything” through generations on their Madera farm. “Dad planted the first almonds in our area and now you can’t find anything else but almonds around here.”
A new USDA report shows California’s latest crop came from 1.09 million acres — a 6% increase over the year before.
Add acres not in production, like trees still too young, and the total comes to 1.39 million acres.
Though that holds the potential of an almond crop some 25% larger in the future, Roger isn’t worried about competition.
It’s a potential of an almond crop some 25% larger in the near future.
“We have growing populations everywhere and people are discovering how good almonds are.”