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Making Jet Fuel out of Almond Byproducts & More

Whole orchard recycling is not the only open burn alternative for almond woody biomass. The funding of ten pilot programs to develop biocarbon products from tree nut by-products (such as biofuel) was recently included in Future of Ag Resiliency & Modernization (FARM) Act.  Watch this brief video with Almond Alliance of California President Elaine Trevino as she explains the possibilities …

Recent Successes & Challenges on the Legislative Front with APG’s Cadee Condit

Growers finally got to meet American Pistachio Growers’ (APG) new Director of Government Relations, Cadee Condit in-person at the recent APG Summer Luncheon in Visalia, CA. Watch this brief interview with Cadee as she introduces herself and talks about APG’s current priorities on the legislative front. Read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for …

New Incentives & Funding for Alternatives to Ag Burning

Almond Alliance of California — Today, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District made several decisions which impact the California almond industry. The District accepted and appropriated $178,200,000 in state funding and approved enhancements to alternatives to the open burning incentive program. These funds were divided into two categories of incentives. First, increase funding and expand incentives to the District …

Lessons Learned from Devastating Ice Storm Damage in Hazelnut

Just within the last twelve months, oregon hazelnut growers have weathered wildfires, ice storms and heat waves. While some have been more impacted than others, there are some important lessons to be learned to prepare for future disasters which inevitably will occur. Watch this brief interview with OSU Hazelnut Extension Specialist Nik Wiman as he explains, and read more about …

2021 Oregon Hazelnut Crop Forecast

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service has cancelled the release of their 2021 hazelnut crop forecast this year due to a labor shortage.  So what can growers anticipate of this year’s Oregon hazelnut crop? Watch this brief interview with Shaun George & Sean Denfeld to find out, and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Don’t currently receive the …

New Director Leaders at the Almond Board of California

The new Board of Directors of the Almond Board of California (ABC) took their seats on Wednesday with five voting members – three of them new to the board – beginning new terms to help oversee ABC’s support of one of California’s most important agricultural crops. Board members, whose terms officially began Aug. 1, also elected Brian Wahlbrink as chair …

US Pistachio Shipments Up Despite Logistical & Economic Challenges

Despite continued pandemic, trade and logistical issues, American Pistachio Growers President Richard Matoian shared at their annual Summer Luncheon that pistachio shipments are up, which is critical for the success of this growing commodity. Watch this brief interview with Richard as he explains, and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry …

Ag Goals & Progress of Voluntary Agreements for Bay-Delta Flows

What is now being referred to as a 20 year drought in California has caused many problems for not only farmers, but all Californians and wildlife. In addition to the dire need for water infrastructure renovations, farming groups are also very focused on pursuing voluntary agreements for alternatives to the California State Water Resources Control Board plan for Bay-Delta flows. …

2021 Crop Forecast with American Pistachio Growers

Just how “off” of an off-year do we expect the California pistachio crop to be this season?  Obviously factors of drought and increasing bearing acreage will play major roles in the outcome of this year’s harvest, but watch this brief interview with APG President Richard Matoian as he shares the crop forecast.  Read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer …

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