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US (CA): Groundbreaking nitrogen research arrives for almond growers
New protocol developed under a multi-year, multi-disciplinary fertilizer management project funded in part by the Almond Board of California and led by UC Davis pomologist Patrick Brown, is refining the way almond growers and other farmers make decisions about fertilizing their crops.As a result of this.....
AU: Breeding superior almonds for a growing industry
More nutritious almonds for consumers and a greater range of high-quality varieties for industry – these are the aims of the Australian Almond Breeding program at the University of Adelaide, which has just received industry funding of $2.35 million to continue developing new almond varieties.The almond.....
New research shows health benefits
Pistachios: "All they're cracked up to be"
A new research study, using an experimental model that mimics digestion, suggests that nearly all of the polyphenols in pistachios are released to the body during digestion. The new findings, when considered along with earlier research that suggests dietary fat may not be completely absorbed, is a win-win.....
Large Brazilian cashew firm to set up $25m processing plant in Ghana
A Brazilian processing company, Usibra Ghana Limited, is to establish a $25 million cashew processing plant in Ghana.The plant, which is expected to process 300 metric tonnes of cashew daily, will provide about 2,000 direct jobs in the country.The Director of Usibra Ghana Limited, Mr. Tarisco Falcao,.....
2012 exports made 200 million dollars
Chilean walnuts take a leading position worldwide
Chilean walnut exports have grown substantially in recent years. Their quality is recognised worldwide and this has positioned Chile as a major player in the international market.This was announced by the sector's representatives, who met at the latest edition of ExpoNut; an event organised by the National.....
Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds responds to healthy snacking trend
Paramount Farms launches new packaging
Paramount Farms, best known for its success in the produce aisle, is expanding its product offerings to meet the growing demand for quick, healthy snacks in convenience and foodservice channels with Wonderful Pistachios, the number one selling snack nut item, and Wonderful Almonds. The popular snack nut.....
US (CA): Almond crop to reach 2 billion pounds
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's initial forecast for this year's California almond crop predicts production will reach 2 billion pounds this season. That's more than last year's production, and such volumes will allow growers to keep up with robust worldwide demand.The 2 billion pound forecast for this.....
16-19 September 2013, Lagos, Nigeria
Nigeria: ACA announces World Cashew Festival
On 16-19 September 2013, the African Cashew Alliance (ACA) will hold the World Cashew Festival and the Expo13 in Lagos, Nigeria at the Eko Hotel Suites. Cashew farmers, processors, traders, exporters, services providers, retailers, equipment manufacturers, bankers, and governments will certainly convene.....
US (CA): Large almond crop predicted
The federal Government has this week issued projections suggesting that the California almond crop could, this year, be close to record breaking. This is good news to the industry, as it does not have any problems in finding buyers for its produce. The estimate of 2,000,700,000 pounds was announced at the.....
India: Pistachio prices down on low demand
Pistachio prices fell by Rs 5 per kg in the India capital on Wednesday owing to subdued demand from retailers and stockists.Adequate stocks following increased arrivals from overseas markets also put pressure on prices.Pistachio (hairati and peshawari) eased by Rs 5 each to Rs 800-850 and Rs 980-1,000 per.....
Traders threaten boycott of Guinea-Bissau's cashew nuts
Guinea-Bissau's association of importers and exporters have threatened to boycott the sale of cashew nuts in 2013, the West African country's main export product, if a tax adopted in 2011 is not suspended.The association's chairman, Mamadou Yero Djamanca, urged the transition government to suspend the.....
India: Kochi ports top in cashew exports
Among various ports through which cashew nuts were exported, Cochin Port and the International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam topped the list, exporting 45,243 tonnes during the ten-month period between April 2012 - January 2013.Tuticorin came to the second slot with exports of 23,192.....
Judge hits California Raisin Marketing Board
The future of the California Raisin Marketing Board may be in jeopardy after a Sacramento County Superior Court judge ruled that the organization was not created legally.Judge Raymond Cadei's decision was hailed by lawyers representing a group of dissident growers and packers who have been trying to.....
Tanzania riots over cashew nut prices
About 20 houses have been burnt down in riots by cashew nut farmers and other protesters in southern Tanzania, the local MP has told the BBC.Faith Mitambo said two buildings in Liwale town had been set alight and that other houses targeted belonged to members of the ruling CCM party.The trouble began after.....