Friday, January 31, 2014

Nuts are so great they are stolen

Scott Smith, AP, says the high value of CA's nut crops is spawning a host of nut rustlers who sneak into orchards and steal nuts by the ton!

This year, $400,000 worth of walnuts, $100,000 in almonds and another $100,000 in pistachios have been trucked away by people using false licenses and bogus paperwork.

"The Wild West is alive," one expert opined.

California is our top nut producer (insert joke here).

The rustling is quite dramatic--backing up semis and cutting through fences in the dead of night.

They are considering procedures such as calling the broker to confirm that the paperwork is legitimate.

Heck yes! Otherwise our cookies are going to lose some crunch, our hearts may falter, and candy bars...well, who can even stand to think about the candy bars.

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