Conveyer belts carry millions of kernels through sorting machines in a giant processing plant in the western San Joaquin Valley near Newman, California.
Jim Jasper: “So the almonds go in there.”
Jim Jasper is the president of Stewart and Jasper Orchards.
Jim Jasper: “We can speed this up… we can slow it down…”
Last year the facility hulled and shelled more than 40 million pounds of almonds -- most of which were headed overseas.