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Chinese Consumers View Pistachios as Healthy “Happy Nuts”

Can an increasing Chinese appetite for U.S. grown pistachios help overcome trade barriers?  Possibly, but watch this brief interview with American Pistachio Growers’ in-country trade representative Roger Zhang as he shares pistachio consumer trends in China. Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Pistachios Evolve from a Garnish to a Popular Snack in India

The Indian market is a relatively new one for U.S. pistachios, yet has tremendous potential as American Pistachio Growers continues to invest in it.  Watch this brief interview with American Pistachio Growers’ in-country trade representative Summit Saran as he explains. Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Progress on Prop 1 Funded California Water Projects

California is in the midst of a serious drought, which is taking a major toll on our local agricultural industries. The Water Quality, Supply & Infrastructure Improvement Act (Prop 1) passed back in 2014, yet no construction of any of the funded projects has commenced.  Watch this brief interview with Emily Rooney from the Ag Council of California as she …

Pistachio Grower Bullish about Market Amidst Record Production

Despite water, trade, labor, inflation and pest challenges impacting the western pistachio industry, Madera grower Justin Wylie is bullish about the future of the industry. Watch this brief video with Wylie sharing his thoughts as growers venture through another potentially record-breaking year of production. Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Tree Nut Grower Invests in Groundwater Recharge

While much is expected of the state in resolving California’s water crisis, farmers are trying to do their part as well in conserving water for the future. Watch this brief interview with Tipton pistachio grower Dominic Pitigliano as he talks about his family’s groundwater recharge project. Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry …

European Consumer Trends for American Pistachios

Among the top export markets for U.S. pistachios, consumers in the European Union are incorporated pistachios into their diets in many new ways.  Watch this brief interview with American Pistachio Growers’ in-country trade representative George Smith as he explains. Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

What is the Gumming on My Almond Trees, What to Know about Almond Canker Diseases

It’s not uncommon to find gumming on the trunks and scaffolds of some almond trees when walking through an orchard.  While it can be very concerning for the health of the tree, determining whether or not a canker disease is causing it is not so simple.  Watch this brief interview with UC Davis Plant Pathologist Florent Trouillas as he explains …

California Ag Coalition Requests Immediate State Action on Water Needs

Due to an economically crippling drought and the overwhelming regulatory demands of California, several agricultural groups formed a coalition and recently sent a letter to the governor and state legislature, both informing them of the challenges impacting farming families and requesting immediate action and funding to boost water storage and supplies. Watch this brief interview with Emily Rooney from the …

What are My Options for Managing Vine Mealybug in the Vineyard?

Vine mealybug is a major pest grape growers all over California have to deal with. Not only does this insect produce honeydew that serves as a substrate for black sooty mold, but is also a vector for spreading devastating Leafroll-associate viruses. Watch this brief interview with UCCE Entomology Farm Advisor David Haviland as he shares options growers have for managing this …

2022 California Wine Grape Crop & Market Update

Various climate/weather-related disasters over past several years have limited California grape production, and this year appears to be no different with a spring freeze impacting some grape growing regions of the state.  Watch this brief interview with Jeff Bitter from Allied Grape Growers as he shares a statewide outlook for the 2022 wine grape crop and how that will fit …

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