Walnut grower and handler Mike Andersen of Andersen & Sons Shelling in Vina says he is preparing for increased future demand for walnuts by increasing cold storage capacity.
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The California Walnut Commission is also investing in new marketing, including the launch of a new logo.
Anticipating greater demand for walnuts, Andersen & Sons Shelling has separate rooms for walnut storage for individual growers, which also aids in traceability.
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Walnut business readies to handle, sell larger crops
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