Blue Diamond Almond Market Update – June 14, 2024

May shipments of 226.1 million pounds came in at industry expectations. At 16% higher than last year, this is the second strongest May on record. Domestic shipments recorded a monthly high for the second time this year at 65.6 million pounds, which is 1% higher than last month and...

Crop Progress Report – June 3, 2024

Mild temperatures and breezy skies dominated weather across the Central Valley during May. Following one last spring-time storm during the first week of the period that dropped from a few hundredths, to as much as an inch of rain, dry skies have reigned over the orchards. (Read more ....

Blue Diamond Almond Market Update – May 17, 2024

Shipments for April totaled 241.5 million pounds marking a 2% increase from the previous month and a 22% rise compared to the same period last year. April marks the second strongest shipping month of the crop year to date, well above industry expectations. Domestic shipments reached their best performance...

Crop Progress Report – April 29, 2024

California’s Central Valley experienced a wide range of weather conditions during April, with warm temperatures and clear skies in contrast to periods of heavy rain, mountain snowfall and the threat of hail. A plot of daily maximum temperatures displays three distinct peaks during the month, when readings climbed into...

Blue Diamond Almond Market Update – April 15, 2024

March shipments exceeded industry expectations, reaching 237 million pounds, a 7% increase from the previous month but a 16% decrease from last year’s record month. Export shipments rebounded by 7% to 175 million pounds compared to last month’s dip, while domestic shipments also improved 6% from the prior month....

Crop Progress Report – April 1, 2024

Mild temperatures and variable skies dominated the weather over the Central Valley during the latter half March, providing generally good conditions for the development of the 2024 crop. Temperatures were widely reported at normal to slightly above seasonal normal levels, with daily maximum values reaching well into the 70’s...

Blue Diamond Almond Market Update – March 18, 2024

Shipments for the month of February were 221 million pounds reflecting a 6% decrease from the previous month and a 10% decrease from last year’s record February. Export shipments, which had shown strength over the past four months, (Read more)...

Crop Progress Report – March 15, 2024

The 2024 California almond bloom is quickly coming to an end. In the San Joaquin Valley all varieties have all passed peak bloom and are quickly pushing green leaves. In the Sacramento Valley some late blooming Butte and Padre blocks are wrapping up and will more than likely be...

Crop Progress Report – March 8, 2024

Multiple weather events, as well as some clear, sunny days impacted the almond growing regions of California this past week. In the Sacramento Valley, multiple days of rain and heavy wind slowed the progress of the bloom. Early morning lows in the mid-thirties were recorded in some areas. (Read...

Crop Progress Report – March 1, 2024

This report covers the conditions and activities observed from February 23, 2024 to February 29, 2024. Written updates will be posted regularly on Fridays throughout bloom and will have a more regionalized focus. Additional updates will be posted as needed. (Read more . . .)...