Almond Industry Future Looks Strong

Western Farm Press  By Greg Northcutt  8/24/12 

California almond growers and the rest of the state's agriculture community continue to shake their heads in wonderment as harvest gets underway on the second 2 billion pound crop in a row.

And there are big smiles waving back and forth with the shaking heads.

Industry marketers say they can sell every one of those pounds at profitable prices.

The question that lingered as the industry approached its first 1 billion pound crop just a few years back continues to hang around: When will the almond bubble burst?

According to the sales manager of a major almond processor...

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(The above is brought to us by CSBA Sec/Treas, Carlen Jupe, courtesy of  Joe Traynor.) 9/15/12