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  • May 15, 2016
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    Western tree nut industry getting its ‘mojo’ back

    As a teenager growing up in Mississippi, I took care of my grandma’s yard every Saturday morning – mowing her hilly front, back, and side yards. I sweated profusely in the summer heat and humidity doing so – followed by a delicious home-cooked lunch fit for a king. Afterwards, the real prize awaited – a trek out the back door to a small pecan orchard to pick up all the pecans I could carry. Pecans in Mississippi are what almonds, pistachios, pecans, and walnuts are today to those on or near the Left Coast....More
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    Apr 20, 2016
    Commentary

    California food banks receive record donations in 2015

    Last year the California Association of Food Banks’ (CAFB) Farm to Family program received a record 150 million pounds of donated produce from the state’s farmers and packers. That’s 75,000 tons of food that otherwise would have gone to waste because markets did not want it....More
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