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Green garbanzo beans: Idaho's next big crop?


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Doug Moser still winces about the time he introduced J.R. Simplot to green garbanzo beans.

"It was at a lunch in Boise about five years ago," Moser said. "I spent 10 minutes telling him about them, and he leaned across the table and said, 'You know what? If I was 20 years younger, I'd be all over this.

This is a one-in-a-million opportunity.'

"I wish he had been 20 years younger."

These days, Moser's beans are doing all right without Simplot. They're being sold at Treasure Valley Costco stores as of this month, along with Co s t c o s t o r e s i n o t h e r Northwestern states, Alaska,...

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