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The National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) initial prediction for California almond production is at the two billion pound mark. The past two years have been about five percent lower due to various circumstances. The last year to produce two billion pounds was in 2013. This means that there will be a large demand for our hopper trailers. Our team at Standard Truck and Trailer has been working diligently preparing the hoppers for this upcoming harvest. We still have some hoppers available for rent for almonds and other nuts. As the NASS has raised the expectation of production from last year, be sure to not miss out on the trailer rental needs you will have as the harvest season approaches quickly. To read more click here. To reserve your trailers please call the office (559) 275-3842 or click here.

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The season is on its way and we are preparing our high hopper trailers. We have an extensive fleet of trailers available for rent. Each year we meticulously do a multi-point inspection of the high hoppers and make repairs and, when needed, repaint our trailers in order to ensure the best quality trailers for our customers. If you know you will need some high hopper trailers for your almonds or other nuts we are more than happy to work with you to get your needs met with a great team behind every trailer. We pride ourselves in being competitively priced with an attractive and efficient high hopper. The almond harvest is right around the corner so do not delay and call our office and reserve yours today (559) 275-3842.

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shutterstock hjochenThe walnut season started off slow in 2015, but towards the end of the early harvest farmers began to realize that this crop may have overshadowed their crop from the previous year.  California’s harvest last year was around 570,000 tons and this year looks to be at 575,000 tons according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. However, there does seem to be some variation as to the reported amounts harvested by various farmers. There have been a slight increase for some farmers, while others think it may have been a slightly silmer year. One thing that stands out is the size of the walnut has been on the smaller side, compared to the large percentage of jumbo nuts from last year. With the increase in nut production and hopefully a rainy season ahead, we expect there to continue to be a large demand for our high hoppers for the following year. We are taking reservations for the 2016 season so do not delay in calling our office and reserving your trailers. To reserve your trailers call our office (559) 275-3842 or click here and to read more at Western Farm Press click here.

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Fiberglass Grape Tank SideHarvest season is upon us and it came earlier than usual. Wine grapes ripened 10-12 days earlier than usual according to Paul Verdegaal, University of California Cooperative Extension viticulture farm adviser for San Joaquin County. He stated it was a result of the increased rainfall during last October through December, despite the drought, in combination with warm weather during the winter. This seems to be the trend even for tree nuts as harvesting began during the first few weeks of August. Our high hopper, low hopper, and grape tank trailers were being picked up much earlier as a result and by the third week in August all the trailers have gone out to the fields to pick up their harvest.  For more of the story click here.

 

To reserve a high hopper, low hopper or grape tank trailer for next year please contact our office (559) 275-3842 or Click Here for more information.

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WalnutsCalifornia walnuts start season with a slow start mostly due to a decrease in exports. There is an estimated 20 percent decrease in orders from aboard according to Todd Fitchette at the Western Farm Press. This can be attributed to many factors such as increased price per pound, the US dollar gaining strength in many countries, and other countries producing walnuts at a lower price. In 2014 there was an estimated all time high price and demand for walnuts but unfortunately the demand was not as great as anticipated and the yield was 3% higher than projected. This may impact the high hopper rentals for us this year, although the farmers say that they are not expecting to lose money this year. They think that although they may not get the high prices they once expected they will still sell their product making a comfortable profit. Thus, we are looking forward towards once again successful year for us and our customers. To read more on Western Farm Press click here.

Also if you would like to reserve a high hopper click here or call (559) 275-3842.

 

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