Almonds ripening on tree

Almonds ripening on tree.

California almond growers make more money in 2012

For California almond growers, money does grow on trees.

California almond growers saw their average return in 2012 jump 30 percent to $2.58 per pound, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The final 2011 almond price was $1.99 per pound.

The 2012 figure represents a record total value of California almonds of $4.82 billion, significantly higher than the previous year’s total of $4.01 billion.

Since 1995 when growers receiv

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