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Red Wine from the Land Down Under Wreaks Havoc on Global Market

As we’ve learned so painfully during the pandemic, one thing leads to another; and the actions of one politician in Australia have had a domino effect leading to severe challenges in the global red wine market.  Watch this brief interview with Mike Veseth, The Wine Economist and Professor Emeritus of International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound, and …

New Farm Bill May Incentivize On-Farm Ag Tech Innovations

Just as the previous Farm Bill has supported farmers with cost-share programs like EQIP to improve their sustainability, the specialty crop sector of ag is pushing for the coming Farm Bill to support on-farm ag tech innovations in a similar way.  Watch this brief interview with California Fresh Fruit Association President Ian LeMay to learn more. Please thank this video’s …

Yan Can Cook with Pistachios, Introducing APG’s Newest Ambassador

American Pistachio Growers was pleased to introduce their newest ambassador Martin Yan at their recent annual conference in a fun cooking competition setting.  World-renowned chef, famous for his 1982 cooking show, Yan’s new motto might very well be “Yan Can Cook with Pistachios and So Can You.” Watch this video and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. …

Pistachios Named Nut of the Year and Economic Impact

In a recent national food trends report, pistachios were named nut of the year.  Pistachio color, flavor and natural health benefits were highlighted as an official 2023 trend.  Watch this brief interview with Judy Hirigoyen from American Pistachio Growers (APG) as she explains the significance of this announcement.  Hirigoyen also highlights APG’s recent economic impact study.  Read more about it …

Remarkable Export Market Growth Shared at American Pistachio Conference

Watch this interview with American Pistachio Growers President Richard Matoian as he provides the latest shipment trends for US pistachios with remarkable results.  As shared at their annual pistachio industry conference, Matoian also conveys a realistic forecast for the future of the western pistachio industry, weighing out both concerns and confidence moving ahead. Special Thanks to American Pistachio Growers for sponsoring this …

Distinguishing Between Previous Recessions and Today’s Economic Circumstances

As inflation and fluctuating global economics raise concern for Americans and California farmers, watch this brief interview with world-renowned economic forecaster Marci Rossell.  Dr. Rossell recently addressed pistachio growers, processors and marketers at the annual Conference of American Pistachio Growers and shared some enlightening insights regarding the difference in today’s economic dynamics from the recessions of the past. Special Thanks …

California Farmland to Serve State in Recharging Groundwater Supply

The Governor of California recently issued an Executive Order allowing local water districts to utilize floodwater for groundwater recharge purposes, a record amount of which will take place on California farmland.  This is desperately needed and welcomed by farmers and other water users all over the state that have suffered decades of drought conditions.  Watch this brief interview with Adam …

Almond Board Launches New Website to Help Growers Coordinate NOW Mating Disruption Efforts

In effort to improve area-wide management of navel orangeworm, the number one pest of the California tree nut industry, the Almond Board of California has launched a new website to help growers and PCAs coordinate/collaborate on mating disruption efforts. Funded by a grant from the California DPR, the Almond Board has created this new online tool with support from Land …

Applying Herbicides Safely to Keep Residue Off of Harvested Almonds

While there has been research and work underway to move the almond industry to off-ground harvesting such as is done in pistachios, harvested almonds currently spend just enough time in the dust of orchard floors that they can pick up trace residues of herbicides.  Watch this brief interview with UC Cooperative Extension Weed Specialist Brad Hanson as he shares how …

Opportunities to Grow and Market Climate Friendly Wines

While different sectors of the wine industry have embraced words describing their vineyard practices and wines such as “sustainable”, “Organic”, “Biodynamic” and “regenerative”, could “Climate Friendly” be the next buzz word and focus for wine grape growers? And would it interest consumers? Watch this brief interview with Liz Thach, Master of Wine, who recently addressed the industry at Unified Wine …

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