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  • Experts say the average consumer is currently paying about $9 a pound for shelled nuts. However, they say that number could soon be more than $11.
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  • Global and domestic demand has growers optimistic as they continue their annual harvest.
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  • Nut growers in California could soon get a boost, thanks to their counterparts south of the border.
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  • Demand for California nuts continues to grow around the world.
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  • A new study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the caloric value of pistachios have likely been over-estimated by about five percent.
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  • The 2012 pistachio harvest is the largest California has ever recorded.
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  • Commercial bee deaths due to colony collapse disorder are on the rise and researchers are now taking a closer look at pesticides.
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  • Most growers here in California say they got a fair amount of chill hours this season.
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  • A court has given the go-ahead to federal officials to treat California almonds for salmonella.
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  • The United States Department of Agriculture says global pistachio production could set a record this year, with the United States leading the way.
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  • Companies are shelling out $4 million to air their 30 second TV commercials on Super Bowl Sunday. But one ad will feature a breakthrough singer urging consumers to eat valley grown pistachios - Gangnam style.
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  • Orchard growers could soon learn new ways to farm more efficiently.
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  • Farmers have seen record-high revenue from high demand for fruits, nuts and vegetables.
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  • The Almond Board of California says China imported more than 200-million pounds of California almonds between 2011 and last year. That's a 100 percent increase over the past three years.
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  • Walnuts and pistachio growers are hoping the recent cold temperatures stick around for a while.
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  • The busy harvest period for nut growers in California has ended.
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  • Farmers in the Valley are welcoming the summer-like temperatures that are sticking around this fall.
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