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California Almond Export Experiencing Massive Backlogs


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One of California's most exported crops is experiencing massive backlogs of shipments caused by pandemic supply chain issues and global commerce tension.

Millions of pounds of almonds are sitting in warehouses waiting to get shipped out. Growers don’t get paid until buyers receive their almonds and the product is not making it to their destination, triggering a ripple effect that is costing the industry billions of dollars. That is on top of rising inflation, California's ongoing drought conditions, and skyrocketing gas prices.

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