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House Approves, Trump Signs Coronavirus Stimulus into Law

President Donald J. Trump today signed the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act” (CARES Act) into law with provisions to provide financially distressed consumers and small businesses greater access to business loans and bankruptcy relief. The legislative package, which quickly passed the House of Representatives on a voice vote earlier today and 96-0 in the Senate on Wednesday, provides …

Malcolm Media’s Matthew Malcolm Recognized in Nation’s Top AgGrad 30 Under 30

On National Ag Day (March 24th), AgGrad announced winners of this year’s AgGrad 30 Under 30 Awards, a program that shows the future of agriculture is bright and aims at rewarding those making the extra effort to move this industry forward.  Our very own managing editor, Matthew Malcolm was honored among the top young agricultural professionals and influencers in the nation.  Matthew …

What is SGMA Going to Cost CA Farmers?

With Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) now required for critically overdrafted basins, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is gradually taking effect across the state of California; but how will this impact farmers? Watch this brief interview with Duncan MacEwan from ERA Economics as he shares his insights, as addressed at a recent meeting held by the California Tomato Growers Association.

Pistachio Extract Fights Off Bacterial & Viral Infections

With the panic of an international pandemic, citizens are flocking the grocery stores stockpiling essential food and supplies. Recent studies suggest that pistachios should be on that list of groceries to stock up on too. In addition to their known health properties, recent published research shows that pistachio extract can thwart and even kill certain bacteria and viruses. Watch this brief …

Dr. Oz Shares Why Pistachios Offer Complete Protein & Quality Sleep to Consumers

Dr Oz shared some breaking news in the health and nutrition industry at American Pistachio Growers recent Annual Conference in Monterey, CA. In addition to talking about how much he enjoys incorporating nuts in his daily diet, he shared the results of recent research suggesting that eating pistachios will not only help consumers sleep better at night, but is also …

Why Oregon Hazelnut Acreage Growth has Slowed

Despite all the recent excitement in the growth of the hazelnut industry in the Pacific Northwest, the last few harvests are not quite reflecting the new acreage coming into production, and acreage growth has also slowed down this past year. Watch this brief interview with Michael McDaniel from Pacific Agricultural Survey as he shares some of the limiting factors, as …

Pollinator Partnership Equips Almond Growers with Greater Tools to Prove Sustainability

Almond growers sometimes get a bad rap in the general public as being abusive to bees or sucking too much water out of the ground, but it is quite the contrary.  Almond growers are stewards of the land, and with the help of the Almond Board of California, and a new ties with the Pollinator Partnership, growers are going to …

California Pistachio Crop Projections for 2020 Season

With more and more acreage of pistachios coming into production, California growers anticipate the largest crop ever this year.  Watch this brief video with the Bob Klein from the California Pistachio Research Board as he shares his thoughts on pistachio chill accumulation this winter, acreage trends and water supply levels that should lead to their largest harvest yet this year. …

Flower Losses Due to Shrinking Habitats and Climate Change Hurt Prime Pollinators

Without enough sugar in their diets, bumblebee queens can experience difficulty reproducing and shorter lifespans.  Hollis Woodard, assistant professor of entomology at UCR, has conducted multiple studies showing how loss of plant availability negatively affects the prolific pollinators. Previous research indicates a queen’s diet can impact how quickly her brood develops, or whether she’s able to live through hibernation. In …

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