California walnuts start season with a slow start mostly due to a decrease in exports. There is an estimated 20 percent decrease in orders from aboard according to Todd Fitchette at the Western Farm Press. This can be attributed to many factors such as increased price per pound, the US dollar gaining strength in many countries, and other countries producing walnuts at a lower price. In 2014 there was an estimated all time high price and demand for walnuts but unfortunately the demand was not as great as anticipated and the yield was 3% higher than projected. This may impact the high hopper rentals for us this year, although the farmers say that they are not expecting to lose money this year. They think that although they may not get the high prices they once expected they will still sell their product making a comfortable profit. Thus, we are looking forward towards once again successful year for us and our customers. To read more on Western Farm Press click here.
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