USDA: 2022 California Almond Forecast

The initial subjective forecast for the 2022 California almond production is 2.80 billion pounds. Forecasted production is 4% below last year's production of 2.92 billion pounds. Forecasted bearing acreage for 2022 is a record high of 1,370,000. The forecasted yield is 2,040 pounds per acre, 8% lower than the 2021 yield of 2,210 pounds per […]

Published: 25th May 2022

Peanuts: unease oversupply and demand

Mundus Agri: Although the prices for peanuts have fluctuated in a narrow range in India in recent weeks, traders reckon this is about to change. Issues are global factors, especially since production is under the weather in Brazil. Recently updated production estimates, however, tell a different story. Traders express unease Traders are expressing unease at […]

Published: 25th May 2022

Pecans: Worst drought in 1,200 years

The western parts of the USA are confronted with the worst prolonged drought in 1,200 years. Since water is restricted local farmers now have to make difficult decisions. US food production to be cut. Not only have geopolitical tensions and the pandemic tested the resilience of farmers in the western US, especially in California, but […]

Published: 24th May 2022

Vine Fruit Crop Observation, Turkey May 2022

The flowering  During May, the shoots developed from the buds that awakened in early spring, and clusters resembling tiny buttons became visible. The vineyards are now in the delicate period of flowering, after which the flowers will be developed into berries. This period is significant for the efficiency of the 2022 crop. In the first […]

Published: 23rd May 2022

Vine Fruit South African Crop Observation Report, May 2022

The 2022 crop was one of the most challenging crops in the last 20 years. The higher than average rains caused damage to the crop in the Orange River area. In the Olifants River area, better drying conditions have been experienced, and the quality of the crop is good. The total vine fruit crop was estimated to be […]

Published: 23rd May 2022

Inflation hits 9% in the UK, the highest rate in over 40 years

This week, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revealed that the inflation rate in the UK has jumped to 9%. This is the highest figure the UK has seen in over 40 years, marking the worst cost-of-living crisis since 1977. In fact, the UK now has a higher rate of inflation (9%), than any of […]

Published: 20th May 2022

Pulses, High Protein Content

There are incredible nutritional benefits of pulses: Pulses reduce cholesterol and blood pressure to prevent diabetes, heart diseases, and cancers. Pulses contain up to 9 grams of plant-based protein per serving, which is double the protein per serving of quinoa. They’re also packed with fiber and other key nutrients, such as iron, magnesium, folate, and […]

Published: 19th May 2022

Hazelnuts: Difficult demand situation

 Economists reckon that Turkey is witnessing an unprecedented economic crisis of epic proportions. Hazelnut suppliers report the inflation is much worse than official figures suggest, and exporters are dealing on slippery grounds. The production estimates issued at the International Nut and Dried Fruit Congress also illustrate some surprising trends. (Mundus-Agri)    Unprecedented crisis Although relatively […]

Published: 19th May 2022

Apricot Crop Evaluation, May 2022

       

Published: 18th May 2022

Cashew Market Update, Vietnam

B1. Raw Cashew Nuts  IVC The demand remains good despite the quality deteriorating in the production areas. Indeed, the rains that started in April in the South are spreading to the other areas, thus impacting the quality of the second production nuts.  The latest harvest is coming to an end in some growing areas and producer […]

Published: 17th May 2022