2016 California Raisin Grape Mechanical Harvest Report

Dan Crop Forecast, Nuts & Grapes

Total acreage harvested by mechanical means was 45,903, just over 29 percent of the State’s total raisin-type grape acreage, according to the Pacific Region Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The Overhead Trellis Management System was used on 13,404 bearing acres in 2016, accounting for 8.5 percent of the total raisin-type grape acreage. Fresno and Madera County growers have …

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2017 California Almond Forecast

Dan Crop Forecast, Nuts & Grapes

The initial subjective forecast for the 2017 California almond production is 2.2 billion pounds. Forecasted production is 2.8 percent above last year’s production of 2.14 billion pounds. Forecasted bearing acreage for 2017 is 1,000,000. Forecasted yield is 2,200 pounds per acre, down 3.5 percent from the 2016 yield of 2,280 pounds per acre. The subjective production forecast is based on …

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January Crop Production Report

Dan Crop Forecast, Industry News Release 2 Comments

The USDA-NASS, Pacific Regional Office released the California crop production forecast for January. The latest survey, conducted during the last week of December 2016, and the first week of January 2017, included the commodities: Cotton – American Pima production is estimated at 490 thousand bales for 2016, up 36 percent from 2015. Harvested acreage is estimated at 154 thousand acres. …

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Corn, Soybean Production Up in 2016

Dan Crop Forecast, Industry News Release 5 Comments

USDA Reports Winter Wheat Seedings and Grain Stocks also reported Ample rain and moderate temperatures across the Nation’s mid-section led to record-high yield and production for corn and soybeans, both key U.S. crops, in 2016, according to the Crop Production 2016 Summary released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

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California Citrus Crop Forecast Increased

Dan Citrus, Crop Forecast 2 Comments

Mark Hudson, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service in Washington, D.C., delivered the latest citrus crop forecast today. California Valencia oranges increased slightly from 8.5 million boxes in December to 9 million boxes in January. Non-Valencia oranges also increased from 42 million boxes to 44 million boxes. Grapefruit increased from 4 million boxes to 4.1 million …

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California Citrus Carry Over from October Forecast

Dan Citrus, Crop Forecast 4 Comments

Mark Hudson, USDA/NASS delivered the November citrus crop forecast with the California crop numbers being carried over from the October forecast. Hudson did report the Florida Non-Valencia oranges forecast this month at 36 million boxes. A 2 million box increase from the initial forecast last month of 34 million boxes. Valencia oranges remained at 36 million boxes. Grapefruit for Florida also …

Slight Decrease in Citrus Crop Forecast

Dan Citrus, Crop Forecast 2 Comments

Candi Erick, agricultural statistics administrator with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (FDACS) Florida Agricultural Statistics Service (FASS),  issued the initial citrus crop forecast of the 2016-17 crop season. California Non-Valencia oranges are forecast at forty-two million boxes, five hundred thousand boxes lower than the final number of the 2015-16 season and six million less than the 2010-11 season. Valencia oranges were …

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Citrus Crop Forecast Live Coverage Wednesday, October 12

Dan Citrus, Crop Forecast 16 Comments

A unique new sponsor targeting Florida citrus growers will result in broadcast “from location” in Italy The annual October citrus crop forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will be broadcast live for the 22nd consecutive year, at noon on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, on the Southeast AgNet Radio Network and online at, and …

Citrus Forecast has Slight Changes

Dan Citrus, Commodity Report, Crop Forecast 28 Comments

The final citrus crop forecast of the 2015-16 season, issued by Mark Hudson, USDA Agricultural Statistics Board, is up 2.5 million boxes for California, now at 54.5 million boxes. The total comprises 44 million boxes of non-Valencia oranges (early, mid-season, Navel, and Temple varieties), up 2 million boxes from last month, and 10.5 million boxes of Valencia oranges, unchanged from last month. The forecast of California grapefruit production …

No Changes for California Citrus

Dan Citrus, Crop Forecast 2 Comments

Mark Hudson, USDA/NASS, Washington DC, issued the May citrus crop forecast with no increases were reported for California due to the April numbers being carried over. Increases for Florida in the Non-Valencia, Valencia, Grapefruit and Tangerines were reported. Hudson also offered the reason for the increases this month. No Changes for California Citrus May USDA Citrus Forecast Maturity Test Results and Fruit …

Grapefruit, Lemons Tangerines Change in April Crop Forecast

Dan Citrus, Crop Forecast 6 Comments

USDA April Citrus Crop Forecast Has Changes in Grapefruit and Lemons Mark Hudson, USDA/NASS delivered the April citrus crop forecast from Washington D.C.. The California Valencia orange forecast is 10.5 million boxes (420,000 tons), unchanged from the previous forecast but up 11 percent from last season’s final utilization. The California Navel orange forecast is 42.0 million boxes (1.68 million tons), …

No Change in USDA’s California Citrus Crop Forecast

Dan Citrus, Crop Forecast 2 Comments

With the California January citrus crop forecast numbers carried over, there were no changes in the February forecast for California. The only changes made in today’s U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) citrus crop forecast were in Florida. Red grapefruit decreased 3 percent, going from 8.5 million boxes to 8.2 million boxes. The projection for honey tangerines increased from 600,000 boxes …