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Stuck in California: Billion Pounds of Almonds

Industry has turned to 'almond express trains'

(Newser) - More than a billion pounds of almonds—enough to give everybody on the planet a good-sized handful of the nuts—are stuck in storage in California because of supply chain issues, and farmers aren't sure what they're going to do with a harvest of 2.8 billion pounds...

California Has More Than One Almond Problem

Almond orchards are thirsty, and the crops that soak up water are largely exported

(Newser) - A historic drought across the US West is taking a heavy toll on California’s $6 billion almond industry, which produces roughly 80% of the world’s almonds. More growers are expected to abandon their orchards as water becomes scarce and expensive. It’s a sharp reversal for the almond’...

Nut Thefts Are Big Deal in California
Thieves Are Getting
Nuts in California

Thieves Are Getting Nuts in California

Nut thefts are apparently a big deal in California

(Newser) - Since 2013, more than 35 truckloads of almonds, walnuts, and pistachios, worth a combined $10 million, have disappeared in California. In an extensive look at efforts to crack the case, Peter Vigneron at Outside reveals a story that is, well, nuts. It turns out stealing nuts, which are worth a...

This California Couple Uses Mind-Boggling Amount of Water
This California Couple Uses
Mind-Boggling Amount of Water

This California Couple Uses Mind-Boggling Amount of Water

Megafarmers Lynda and Stewart Resnick have built a multi-billion dollar empire

(Newser) - While you may not be familiar with California power couple and megafarmers Lynda and Stewart Resnick, it's highly likely you've heard of some of the things they own. There's flower delivery service Teleflora; Fiji Water; Pom Wonderful juices; Halos mandarin oranges; groves upon groves of navels, grapefruits,...

Next Hot 'Milk' Trend: Cashew Milk?

Silk releases 'creamy' new dairy substitute

(Newser) - For decades, Americans' go-to option for non-dairy milk was soy, but that has changed in recent years. Last year, almond milk took the crown from soy as the non-dairy king, and how: In August, Bloomberg Businessweek reported annual almond milk sales of $738 million for the 12 months ending July...

America Has a New Favorite Nut

That's an actual nut, not the politician who disagrees most with you

(Newser) - For decades, the peanut has reigned supreme, its popularity a league above the rest of the nuts (even though technically it's not a nut , but a legume). And while almonds have been growing in popularity faster than any other nut, it wasn't until recently that they finally surged...

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