Despite Slipping Prices, Thieves Still Targeting California Almonds And WalnutsWhen a shipment fails to arrive to its intended destination, the nuts may already be in another state or on a ship destined for Europe or Asia, where they fetch top dollar on the black market, authorities say.
Experts Wary Of Almond Profits As Europe, Asia Pull Back DemandIn Mistlin Park, there’s a carnival and Almond Blossom Festival events throughout this city this weekend. The events celebrate the first crop to bloom.
Are California Almond Growers Being Told Not To Plant More Trees?A drive through the San Joaquin Valley shows rows and rows of almond trees sharing space and resources with other farms.
California Almonds Dropping In PriceAlmond prices in California have dropped significantly in the past few months.
5 Months After Record High, Almond Prices Tumble Nearly By Half To 3-Year LowThe almond market hit a record-high in August, going for $4.60 a pound, but they’re now selling for nearly half that at $2.60 a pound.
5 Historical Facts You Didn't Know About SacramentoSacramento is quite an interesting place. The early beginnings, up to right now, is rich with history, shenanigans, fortunes made, lost, and made again. It has played an important part in California's rise to importance. Legends, myths, and stories abound. How much do you really know about this place though? Are there secrets? Perhaps there's more to know.
Almond Hulls Burn In Tracy At Processing Plant Prompts Health WarningA fire that started on Monday in piles of almond hulls at an almond processing plant on Sugar Road and Holly drive in Tracy continues to burn.
Almonds Get Roasted In Debate Over California Water UseCalifornia almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, dish-washing and other indoor household water use of California's 39 million people.
Honey Bees In Short Supply In Central ValleyCentral Valley farmers say they need two things to be successful: Water and honey bees. But both are in short supply this year. A local beekeeper says he's having trouble finding enough bees for area farms and ranches. So, where did they all go?
Nuts For Almonds: Innovation Key To Blue Diamond's Growing SuccessAlmonds are one of the most popular products on store shelves these days, and the industry's profits are skyrocketing for companies such as Blue Diamond here in Sacramento.
11 Injured, 3 Hospitalized In Light Rail Collision With Big RigEleven people have reportedly been injured after light rail and a big rig collided.