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Walnut Bargaining Association Recommends Minimum Grower Price

In an effort to keep walnut prices from tumbling further downward, the Walnut Bargaining Association (WBA) is recommending a minimum price recommendation that will return at least 65 cents per pound back to growers. This price is based on in-shell Chandlers, Jumbo/Large, average quality. “Our organization is concerned that walnut prices will continue to fall without some minimum price being …

Blue Diamond Growers President and CEO Announces Plans to Step Down

Blue Diamond Growers President and CEO, Mark Jansen, today announced that he intends to step down from the role he has held with the agricultural cooperative and global consumer packaged goods leader since September 2010. Jansen has decided to step away after a successful 12-year tenure as CEO because he believes the organization is well-positioned for future growth and the …

Walnut Bargaining Association Asks Handlers to Hold Off on Setting Prices

The Board of the Walnut Bargaining Association (WBA) met last month in Sacramento to discuss the outlook for this year’s walnut crop.  Traditionally, this is the time of year when the industry begins to hear estimates from handlers about prices growers can expect to receive for their walnuts. But this year, the WBA is hoping to delay these decisions. “So much …

Wonderful® Pistachios Partners with Panda Global as an Official Snack of the First-ever Licensed North American Super Smash Bros.™ Circuit

Wonderful® Pistachios, America’s number one snack nut, announced a new partnership with gaming organization Panda Global as an Official Snack of the Panda Cup, the first North American Super Smash Bros.™ circuit to be officially licensed by Nintendo. Wonderful Pistachios will also be the title sponsor of the “Wonderful Pistachios Last Chance Qualifier” on December 15 at the Los Angeles …

How Oregon Hazelnuts Fit into Current Global Market Dynamics

While the 2022 hazelnut crop forecast is down from last year’s yields in the Pacific Northwest, there appears to be no shortage of hazelnuts on the global scale currently. Watch this brief interview with hazelnut packers Mike Firestone and Sean Denfeld as they share their perspectives on the global hazelnut market and how Oregon hazelnuts fit into the mix.  Read …

What Growers & Handlers Should Know about Preventing Tree Nut Theft

There are a lot of risks involved in farming, such as weather, insect/disease pressure and a tightening labor force; and a crop finally getting harvested is generally accompanied by a sigh of relief.  However, the risks aren’t completely over yet, especially with the threat of postharvest crop theft in California. Watch this brief interview with Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux …

Iditarod Champion Shares Why Pistachios are His Protein of Choice

Not only do pistachios contain all the essential amino acids that make up a complete protein, but they also have other nutritional benefits that help the body through extreme cold weather conditions. That is why pistachios are the trail food of choice for five-time Iditarod champion dog musher Dallas Seavey.  Watch this brief interview with one of American Pistachio Growers …

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