Ag officials predict bumper almond crop
Almond trees bloom in the Capay Valley.
Sue Cockrell/Enterprise file photo
After the warmest winter on record, almond trees bloomed early this year, pink-white blossoms blanketing orchards in the early weeks of February. Now, farmers who would normally wait until late August or early September are dusting off tree shakers or hiring hands to begin harvesting a month before they would in a normal year.
But despite the heat and the drought, this year may mark California’s biggest almond crop to date ... Continue Reading