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As part of our service, our subscribers receive a new Stratamarkets Almond Report every Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m. U.S. Pacific Time. The report provides subscribers with the following:

  • Weekly price assessments for 18 items on a U.S. FAS basis
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  • A summary of reported trades for the week
  • Price charts, graphs, and other data analytics
News & Analysis

Prices Surge as Forecasters Reset Supply Expectations

Prices soared in the global almond market the week ending Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cut its forecast for California’s 2021-2022 crop year almond production by 400-million pounds. Benchmark STDS climbed 29 cents/lb on the week to $2.22/lb FAS, while NPIS increased 16 cents/lb to $2.17/lb FAS. NPX 30/32 showed the sharpest

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An Updated Crop Forecast and Shipment Report Jolt Market

A smaller-than-expected California almond crop forecast and a report showing record June shipments provided the global almond market with its most bullish news this crop year, bolstering sellers who have been grappling for months with record low prices while simultaneously striking concern among some sellers that the market could overheat. The 2.8-billion-pound forecast from the

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How Far Along is California on New Crop Sales? An Answer is Here.

The story told repeatedly in recent weeks is buyers and sellers have been largely unable to bridge the gap separating bids and offers for new crop transactions, resulting in an impasse. On Thursday, the Almond Board of California (ABC) is scheduled to release numbers testing that story. The new crop commitment numbers, which the ABC

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USDA’s NASS Predicts Another Year of Record Almond Production in California

A new California almond crop forecast rejected by sellers and embraced by buyers could usher in a period of low trade liquidity in the global industrial market as the two sides dig into divergent views of market fundamentals. The 2021 California Almond Forecast, released May 12 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural

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