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    A large concrete storage container at Alpine Pacific Nut Co. will hold 8 million pounds of walnuts and the company will process 40 million pounds this year in Keyes, Ca. Photographed Monday November 18, 2013. U.S. farm exports reached a record $140 billion in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.
    Andy Alfaro | Modesto Bee
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    The storage container is filled to capacity with 8 million pounds of walnuts at Alpine Pacific Nut Co., the company will process 40 million pounds this year in Keyes, Ca. Photographed Monday November 18, 2013. U.S. farm exports reached a record $140 billion in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.
    Andy Alfaro | Modesto Bee
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    Walnuts staged for processing in the sheller at Alpine Pacific Nut Co. in Keyes on Monday November 18, 2013.
    Andy Alfaro | aalfaro@modbee.com
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    A worker loads walnuts into a sheller at Alpine Pacific Nut Co. in Keyes on Monday November 18, 2013. The company will process 40 million pounds this year. U.S. farm exports reached a record $140 billion in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.
    Andy Alfaro | Modesto Bee
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    Walnuts run through the sheller at Alpine Pacific Nut Co. in Keyes on Monday November 18, 2013.
    Andy Alfaro | aalfaro@modbee.com
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    Walnuts roll through a presorter which sorts out rocks and sticks during processing at Alpine Pacific Nut Co. in Keyes on Monday November 18, 2013. The company will process 40 million pounds of walnuts this year. U.S. farm exports reached a record $140 billion in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.
    Andy Alfaro | Modesto Bee
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    Shelled walnuts are scanned with a laser to sort out shell pieces and off color nuts during processing at Alpine Pacific Nut Co. in Keyes on Monday November 18, 2013. The company will process 40 million pounds of walnuts this year. U.S. farm exports reached a record $140 billion in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.
    Andy Alfaro | Modesto Bee
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    Owner John Mundt looks over walnut sorting at Alpine Pacific Nut Co. in Keyes on Monday November 18, 2013. The company will process 40 million pounds of walnuts this year. U.S. farm exports reached a record $140 billion in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.
    Andy Alfaro | Modesto Bee
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    Anna Maria Alvarez sorts walnuts at Alpine Pacific Nut Co. in Keyes on Monday November 18, 2013. The company will process 40 million pounds of walnuts this year. U.S. farm exports reached a record $140 billion in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.
    Andy Alfaro | Modesto Bee
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    Processing walnuts at Alpine Pacific Nut Co. in Keyes on Monday November 18, 2013.
    Andy Alfaro | aalfaro@modbee.com
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    Processing walnuts at Alpine Pacific Nut Co. in Keyes on Monday November 18, 2013.
    Andy Alfaro | aalfaro@modbee.com
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    Alpine Pacific Nut Co. will process 40 million pounds of walnuts this year and export around the world. Photographed on Monday November 18, 2013. U.S. farm exports reached a record $140 billion in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.
    Andy Alfaro | aalfaro@modbee.com
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    Owner John Mundt at Alpine Pacific Nut Co. in Keyes on Monday November 18, 2013. The company will process 40 million pounds of walnuts this year for domestic and international consumption. U.S. farm exports reached a record $140 billion in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.
    Andy Alfaro | aalfaro@modbee.com
A look at walnut processing at Alpine Pacific Nut Co. in Keyes.
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