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Almond Board Outlook on Shipments & Exports

Following his State of the Almond Industry presentations at the Tree & Vine Expo and the Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo, Richard Waycott, President of the Almond Board of California, shared some insights on successes and challenges with almond shipments over the past 12 months. Watch his interview with Matthew Malcolm and read the full State of the Industry …

New Robots Featured at FIRA USA to Serve Specialty Crop Ag

The specialty crop ag community was excited to gather recently in Salinas for the second edition of FIRA USA.  The event featured the latest robotics and automation technologies on the market for fruit, vegetable and tree nut growers.  Watch this special video presentation showcasing new technologies from several innovative companies featured at this event.

IKD Concern for Golden Hills Pistachio Variety

Internal Kernel Discoloration (IKD) is a recent cosmetic concern discovered in the Golden and Lost Hills varieties of pistachios, which now make up about half of the total planted acreage of California pistachios.  While IKD is only noticeable inside the kernel and does not alter the flavor of the nut and is of no food safety concern, USDA Specialty Crops …

Opportunities for Almond Cover Crop Funding Through the Pollinator Alliance

Interested in planting cover crops down your orchard rows, but tight on funding?  Watch this brief interview with Doug Iten from Great Valley Seeds as he explains their recent collaboration with the Almond Alliance of California to provide grant funding for growers through the new Pollinator Alliance.  Read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s …

Boxing Champion Jose Ramirez Joins and Supports Pistachio Industry

World Champion Boxer and Olympian Jose Ramirez grew up in the Central Valley and spent some of his youth working in the fields.  Both inside and outside the ring, he has been an advocate for farm water rights, immigration reform, farmers, and farm workers.  Watch this brief interview at the American Pistachio Growers annual luncheon featuring Jose taking his involvement …

Turlock Irrigation District Comments on Serving Farmers in a Wet Year

With the bountiful supply of much needed rain and snowpack over the winter and spring, watch this brief interview with Michelle Reimers from Turlock Irrigation District as she shares how they are utilizing it, serving and protecting their farming customers this summer with full water allocations. Please thank this video’s sponsor G3 Enterprises for their industry support.

Bob Schramm Retires, APG Selects New Federal Advocacy Firm

Back at the annual American Pistachio Growers (APG) Conference, longtime federal advocate for the association — Bob Schramm was paid special tribute for his dedicated service to the U.S. pistachio industry.  Schramm is now transitioning into retirement, and he has worked with APG in selecting a new firm to take his place in representing and protecting the interests of the …

World Boxing Champion Jose Ramirez to be Featured at American Pistachio Growers Luncheon

American Pistachio Growers (APG) Annual Membership luncheon is coming up on Friday, July 28th at the Visalia Convention Center.  In addition to pistachio crop and marketing updates, APG is excited to have world boxing champion and Central Valley native Jose Ramirez joining the growers for the program.  Watch this video featuring Wes Wilson from APG to learn more, and register …

California Grower Concerns for Bees & Monarchs being Listed as Endangered Species

Native California bees and monarch butterflies may soon be listed as endangered species.  While California farmers, and almond growers in particular, want to take care of and protect these important pollinators, listing them as endangered could prove problematic for farming as we know it. Watch this interview with Josette Lewis from the Almond Board of California as she explains. Please …

Midseason Pistachio Crop Forecast and Shipment Update

As U.S. Pistachio growers anticipate a larger crop this season, watch this brief interview with Richard Matoian from American Pistachio Growers on just how large a crop may come to fruition this season, as well as some great news on the rise in pistachio export shipping trends.  Read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. (Editor’s Note: We are …

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