Lake Area Farmers Excited For Black Walnut Season

Business Local News State News Friday, August 28th, 2020

Lake Area farmers are excited for the annual walnut season due to a better than expected crop.

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Farmer Mike Jackson tells KY 3 TV the extra walnuts can help bring in anywhere between $1,000 to $2,000 dollars for the farm.

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That’s because the walnuts usually sell for around $16 for 100 pounds and there’s going to be plenty to pick this year, despite a lack of rain in the summer.

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VP of Hammonds Walnuts Jacob Basecke says the trees and nuts are healthy thanks to the rains over the springtime.

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Basecke says the Hammonds Facility in Springfield will start accepting Missouri’s black walnuts in their facility around October 1st.

Walnut trees work on a cycle, where for a few years they will not produce many nuts, but then they come back with bountiful harvests.

Business Local News State News Friday, August 28th, 2020

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