The Almond Board of California has released the 2002 Almond Almanac — a collection of pertinent industry statistics — spanning 20 years of almond industry data. The almanac is compiled from ABC and California Agricultural Statistics Service records and is used as an industry wide reference.

The almanac brings together, in one comprehensive source, two of the board's most critical functions: reporting statistics and distributing information. The annually produced piece also describes the market trends and per capita consumption of almonds vs. competing nuts.

Copies of the 2002 Almanac can be obtained by calling the Almond Board at (209) 549-8262. The Almanac can be downloaded at the ABC Industry Web site at www.AlmondBoard.com.