Endowments, Pension Funds Bet That Almond Crops Will Bear Fruit

NUTTY PROFESSORS? Harvard and other institutional investors are building their holdings of almond farmland. See related article "Investors Jump for Almond Joy"


California dominates global almond production but acreage is growing elsewhere.

Almond production


Note: 2018 is a forecast. Production years end July 31 for the Northern Hemisphere and Dec. 31 for the Southern Hemisphere.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture


BY TIM HIGGINS AND SUSAN PULLIAM

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