San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation

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Calif. Nut Farmers Band Together To Fight Theft

The soaring value of California’s nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.

01/18/2014

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Nearly $400K In Walnuts Stolen From Escalon Farm Recovered

Investigators have recovered thousands of pounds of stolen walnuts in what became the area’s largest walnut heist.

11/09/2013

walnuts

Thieves Steal Nearly $400K In Walnuts From Escalon Farm

A brazen crime wave is threatening to push farmers out of business. The latest in a series of walnut thefts is the largest yet, with the farmer nearly taking a half-a-million dollar hit.

11/03/2013