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Keen motorbike rider and farmer Greg James rates weather as the biggest challenge to macadamia farming (the same could be said about motorbike riding!). With his wife Joanne, Greg runs James Macadamia Pty Ltd, producing around 140 tonnes of macadamias a year. In 2013 the couple secured the AMS Large Grower of the Year award, which recognises growers with high ‘saleable’ (and low ‘reject’) kernel per hectare. Having been in the macadamia business for 35 years, Greg believes Australian macadamias are superior to other nuts because they are grown where nature intended them to be, in their natural home. As Greg explains, “Just as polar bears are happiest in the arctic, macadamias are less stressed when they’re grown in Australia.”

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