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Almonds are top crop for Stanislaus County




Almonds are the highest grossing crop in California's Stanislaus County.
Almonds are the highest grossing crop in California's Stanislaus County.
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In California's Stanislaus County, Almonds are king — bringing in a record-breaking $1.125 billion in gross income in 2013. Walnuts came in third (after the county’s other powerhouse, dairy), reports Lisa Morehouse:

Nuts aren’t just an economic powerhouse, though. They’re also key to the story of this region’s past, and future.  

Read the full story: California Foodways: The Story Behind Stanislaus County's Top Crop