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Shipping Troubles Haunting Almond Growers

Kern County almond growers are facing logistical headaches this year. Industry experts say port congestion, combined with a shortage of truck drivers and other supply-chain problems, are frustrating farmers and processors working to get their product to overseas consumers. The latest official estimates say California’s 2021 almond crop was about 10 per cent smaller in […]

2022-01-11

Processing Plants Saved from Almond Husk Combustion

Fire crews are expected to extinguish an almond hull fire today which has been burning in northwest Victoria since Sunday night. It is estimated that around 5,000 metric tonnes of hull caught fire at Select Harvests Carina West site. The outer cover of the almond is removed when the nuts are processed and the by-product is known […]

2021-12-29

Australian Almonds Continue to Flourish

The Australian industry is forecasted to reach a production capacity of 160,000 tonnes delivering a forecast farmgate revenue of more than $1 billion. Therefore, the almond crop is also known as the crop of increases. According to the Almond Board of Australia, the future of the industry is nothing but glowing. Orchard area planted to […]

2021-12-24

Demand for Dry Fruits Skyrocket during Festive Season

According to the latest report, the demand for dry fruits has finally reached the pre-Covid levels. Currently, the banking sector, pharmaceuticals and logistics departments are the major buyers. The retail demand for these edible snacks soars before major holidays, like Christmas and New Year’s. Nevertheless, there is a lot of interest to purchase these goods […]

2021-12-03

Record Sales for Australian Macadamia Industry

The Australian macadamia industry is heading for a record harvest of about 54,000 tonnes of nut-in-shell this year, a haul worth more than $275 million. While the majority of the nation’s orchards have finished harvest, these figures won’t be confirmed until next month. About 29,000 tonnes will originate from Queensland, with about 13,000t of that […]

2021-11-15

The Continuous Rise of the Australian Almond

The Australian almond industry is one of the most successful industries in the nation. Currently, it is on track to reach a production capacity of 160,000 tonnes. Thus, it is forecasted to reach a farmgate revenue of more than $1 billion. The nut continues to be the crop of increases. This means there are increased […]

2021-11-12

Almonds and Health Benefits in a Nutshell

Almonds have been suggested to reduce heart disease risk by lowering total and LDL cholesterol and exerting anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Plant sterols as found in almonds may interfere with the absorption of cholesterol and bile acid, and the high amount of unsaturated fat in almonds favours an improved lipid profile, especially when this food […]

2021-11-03

Macadamia Industry Flourishes in Queensland

According to a recent statement, the Minister for agricultural industry development and fisheries, Mark Furner, has reported how Queensland’s macadamia industry is currently flourishing with tree sales soaring. This is completely due to the strong support of the Palaszczuk government. Additionally, Minister Furner said as many as 2.5 million trees will be established across growing […]

2021-10-25

Nut Value Declines as Volumes Increase

According to the latest export reports, Australian producers are exporting an increased amount of nuts abroad. However, the revenues are continuing to decline in 2021/21. Rural Bank’s Australian Agricultural Trade 2020/21 report, which examines the performance of agricultural exports in the financial year, gave a mixed analysis of Australian tree nut exports. Moreover, according to […]

2021-10-19

All About Chestnuts: A Thorough Overview

Chestnuts are a popular type of nut that is native to the mountainous forests of Japan, China, Europe and North America. These edible products are not only rich in flavour but are also starchy and sweet. Moreover, these nuts originate from large deciduous trees that bear both male and female flowers. These nuts are mainly […]

2021-10-19