MAUNA LOA MACADAMIA UNFAZED BY EL NINO DROUGHT

HILO, Hawaii (FNS) -- Drought conditions in Hawaii, a direct effect of the El Nino weather phenomenon, are expected to depress the macadamia crop size approximately 20% for the upcoming fall harvest, according to sources in the grower community.independent growers. With these forces in effect, the Mauna Loa Macadamia said it expects prices to remain stable through the crop's October-through-April

HILO, Hawaii (FNS) -- Drought conditions in Hawaii, a direct effect of the El Nino weather phenomenon, are expected to depress the macadamia crop size approximately 20% for the upcoming fall harvest, according to sources in the grower community.

independent growers. With these forces in effect, the Mauna Loa Macadamia said it expects prices to remain stable through the crop's October-through-April harvest season.

Additionally, a larger-than-average recovery of nuts in the past

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