10/11/2011 01:05:00 PMCoral Beach
What an incredible misleading and inaccurate title! The events of the 2010 harvest never halted any of the 2011 harvest shipments. In addition, you got Owen's name wrong. It's POLLY Owen.
Anon, I apologize for getting Polly's first name wrong. She was a terrific source and is a great champion for the industry. I appreciate you bringing the error to my attention. As for shipments being halted, I don't believe the story makes that statement. The original headline was misleading, so I have changed it. It was not my intent to suggest that the industry had come to a standstill. Rather, the delayed harvest because of late nut development due to weather early in the year was what I was referencing. Polly and John Sullivan and other growers I talked with for other stories in this section all said there were delays with the 2011 harvest because of the weather.