Estimated 2011 Calilfornia almond crop grows to 1.95 billion pounds

07/07/2011 10:13:00 AM
Vicky Boyd

The latest numbers are in, and it looks like California's almond growers have a crop larger than expected.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service's recent objective estimate of the 2011 crop is 1.95 billion pounds, up from the subjective estimate of 1.75 billion pounds released in May.

The May estimate is based on a phone survey of growers; the July estimate is based on counting nuts on trees in representative orchards.

Read the complete article in the Modesto Bee.

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