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Food and Sustainability

California Nut, Fruit Farmers Will Take Hit From Chinese Tariffs

April 4, 2018 | Sally Schilling

China’s response to the Trump administration’s tariffs is bad news for California almond, pistachio, citrus and wine producers. They're waiting to see just how bad.

Food and Sustainability

Forecast Predicts Biggest Harvest Ever For California Almond Growers

July 24, 2017 | Rich Ibarra

California almond growers are looking at the biggest crop ever according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast.

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Almond Growers Explore Ways To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

December 1, 2015 | Rich Ibarra

Representatives of almost 60 countries are gathering this week in Paris for talks on climate change. California farmers are also looking for incentives to reduce greenhouse gas.

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Food and Sustainability

Organized 'Tree Nut' Crime Could Be Diminishing

November 16, 2015 | Lesley McClurg

A booming nut industry in California has inspired organized crime. Entire truckloads of almonds, walnuts and pistachios have been disappearing. But, crack downs appear to be reducing the problem.

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Food and Sustainability

Raw Almonds Might Not Be As 'Raw' As You Think

May 6, 2015 | Lesley McClurg

When you’re talking about almonds, “raw” may not mean what you think. All California almonds, which would be virtually all the almonds in the country, are either heat-pasteurized, or treated with a fumigant.

Almond Rush Raises Tough Questions During Dry Times

April 6, 2015 | Lesley McClurg

Experts predict this year’s almond crop will be the largest and most profitable ever. But, meeting the demand for nuts during a historic drought raises complicated questions.


Drought Wreaks Havoc On Almond Growers As Water Prices Skyrocket

May 7, 2014 | Rich Ibarra

Almond growers are desperately looking for irrigation water as the drought is takes a toll on California's almond crop - and not just for this year.

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