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Nuts

Cultivating Crops that Grow Well in the Americas


AUGUST, 2011 By Stephen Kaczor While the USA is the world leader in tree nut production, growing nuts in Latin America represents a significant investment opportunity.  The USA produces one-third of world nut volume and half is exported to Europe. Nut consumption is high in many countries where domestic growers may enjoy a logistical advantage but suffer from high labor costs, high taxes, regulation, less ability to borrow money, increased fertilizer and orchard costs. This article explores the various types of nuts and their demand worldwide. With many types of nuts being cultivated in Latin America is there any reason the region could not displace the number two producer, Turkey with one-fourth of world volume?   Nuts While the ubiquitous peanut is native to South America, it is not a nut....




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