Despite Slipping Prices, Thieves Still Targeting California Almonds And WalnutsWhen a shipment fails to arrive to its intended destination, the nuts may already be in another state or on a ship destined for Europe or Asia, where they fetch top dollar on the black market, authorities say.
California Walnut Market Takes Big Hit After Exports To China Drop 60 Percent In NovemberWalnuts generate $1.4 billion in revenue for California growers, but their largest exporter didn’t come through in 2014.
Stanislaus County Cracking Down On Nut TheftsStanislaus County supervisors are set to consider an ordinance on Tuesday that would require anyone buying, selling or possessing walnuts for commercial purposes to show proof of ownership.
Calif. Nut Farmers Band Together To Fight TheftThe 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.
Nearly $400K In Walnuts Stolen From Escalon Farm RecoveredInvestigators have recovered thousands of pounds of stolen walnuts in what became the area's largest walnut heist.
Thieves Steal Nearly $400K In Walnuts From Escalon FarmA 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.
Worried Farmers Hoping For Wet March With Dry Year So FarIn some parts of California, it’s been a record-dry start to the year and it’s worrying some local farmers.
Green Farmer Producing Power From Leftover Walnut ShellsA trailblazing local farmer is producing power using leftovers from his harvest.
Local Ingredients For Holiday CookingGather your recipe books and download your favorite cooking shows for the time to create razzle-dazzle has arrived.
Grape, Walnut Growers Worried About Wet WeatherThe early fall rain that started dropping in the Sacramento region on Monday has some valley farmers scrambling.