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  • Almond Harvest Underway in California

    Sep 8th, 2016

    California almond harvest is underway near Chowchilla. Grower Greg Hooker says farmers will be harvesting different varieties until harvest wraps up in mid-October.He says last year, the area suffered due to a drought, but this year has the possibility of being a record crop. Hooker is a dairy farm and says dairy producers like him are investing in as a way to diversify the state.“It’s really exploded over the last 10 years, as far as acreages and yields,” said Hooker.He says he produces roughly 3,000 pounds per acre.