2013 Top Nut Growers

This list, which is part of American/Western Fruit Grower’s annual Top 100 Growers report, is ranked according to 2012 acreage for the below crops, and the farms must be owned or leased by one company that is responsible for maintaining it.

 
Rank Company Nut Crops Grown Total Nut Acreage Total Acreage 2011 Rank
1 Paramount Farming, CA Almonds, Pistachios 50,000 80,000 1
2 Farmland Management Services, CA Almonds, Walnuts, Pistachios 24,404 36,422 2
3 South Valley Farms, CA Almonds, Pistachios 16,752 16,752 5
4 Premiere Entities, CA Almonds, Walnuts, Pistachios 16,585 32,334 6
5 Agriland Farming, CA Almonds, Pistachios, Walnuts 15,082 18,113 3
6 Braden Farms, CA Almonds, Walnuts 14,638 15,504 4
7 Sandridge Farms, CA Almonds 11,819 11,819 n/a
8 Gardiner Farms, CA Almonds 10,659 10,659 n/a
9 Maricopa Orchards, CA Almonds 9,686 9,686 n/a
10 Farmers International, CA Almonds 8,752 8,752 7
11 Eastside Management Co./Montpelier Nut Co., CA Almonds 6,961 6,961 13
12 Lent-Burden Farming, CA Almonds, Walnuts 6,673 11,465 10
13 Cummings-Violich, Inc. CA Almonds, Walnuts 6,500 6,500 8
14 Baker Farming Co. LLC, CA Almonds, Pistachios 6,050 8,550 15
15 Russell Harris Farms, CA Almonds, Pistachios, Walnuts 5,859 9,235 17
16 Woolf Farming, CA Almonds, Walnuts, Pistachios 5,133 5,133 18
17 Campos Brothers Farms, CA Almonds 5,000 5,000 19
18 M&T Chico Ranch, CA Almonds, Pistachios 4,300 4,300 20
19 S & J Ranch, CA Almonds, Pistachios 3,991 3,991 11
20 The Specialty Crop Co., CA Almonds, Pistachios 3,745 7,850 21
21 LCP Services, CA Almonds 3,705 3,705 22
22 Meyers Farming, CA Almonds 3,500 3,500 14
23 Hein Ranch, CA Almonds 3,486 3,486 n/a
24 Darrell Vincent Farms, CA Almonds, Pistachios 2,727 2,865 24
25 Blackburn Farming, CA Almonds 2,200 2,200 23
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  1. […] Take TIAA-CREF, a New York-based retirement and investment fund with nearly a half-trillion dollars in total assets under management. The firm, which owns 37,000 acres of California farmland, claims to be one of the globe’s top five almond producers…Then there’s Hancock Agricultural Investment Group, a subsidiary of the sprawling Canadian insurance and financial services giant Manulife Financial. It manages $2.1 billion worth of farmland, mainly for large institutional investors like pension funds. Individuals can buy in—for a minimum investment of $5 million. HAIG owns at least 24,000 acres of almonds, pistachios, and walnuts, making it California’s second-largest nut grower. […]

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