More production boosts macadamia crop’s value

Hawaii macadamia nut farmers recently wrapped up their best season in nearly a decade thanks to strong prices and increased production that raised the value of one of the state’s biggest crops to an estimated $40 million.

Farmers in the state produced 46 million pounds of macadamias in the 12-month season ended June 30, up 12 percent from 41 million pounds in the prior season, according to a survey by the National Agricultural Statistics Service in cooperation with the state Department of Agriculture.

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