Raw almond producers fight fed rules


Glenn Anderson decided to make a change when he followed in his fatherís footsteps by growing almonds near the Central Valley town of Hilmar ó he stopped using pesticides and pasteurizing the nuts. He said itís paid off in happy customers and sold-out harvests, but Anderson, 76, said he fears federal regulations could ruin his business selling raw, organic almonds. Heís hopeful an effort by a dozen California almond growers and retailers to challenge the U.S. Department of Agriculture over its rules will succeed.


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