Increased demand helps organic walnuts

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Certified organic crops typically earn a higher price than their conventional counterparts, but for struggling California walnut growers, the organic premiums have not necessarily translated to higher profits.

The price of conventional walnuts has plunged to record-low levels in recent years, dragging down organic walnut prices. At the same time, “a steady increase in supply” has also weighed on the organic walnut market, said Teddy Schrier, who markets organic walnuts for Grower Direct Nut Co. in Stanislaus County.

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