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Arizona Pecan Boom Fueled by International Demand

The first step in the pecan harvesting process is to shake the nuts from their branches. (Carrie Jung/KJZZ)
The first step in the pecan harvesting process is to shake the nuts from their branches. (Carrie Jung/KJZZ)

Arizona’s pecan crop is booming. One key customer is China, which gobbles up 18 to 20 percent of the world’s pecan supply. Carrie Jung from Here & Now contributor KJZZ talks to farmers about this new opportunity.

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