Economics

New Pistachio Market Research Report & Forecast

Pistachios consist of antioxidants rich in fiber as they help reduce cholesterol levels, keep the sugar controlled, and reduce the risk of diseases like cancer. Pistachios are mostly consumed among type 2 diabetes patients. According to the International Dried Fruits and Nuts Council, the Global Pistachio Market is esteemed to grow, witnessing an increase of 31% in the global production …

Resources for Employers Amidst COVID-19 Outbreaks at Ag Facilities

Almond Alliance of California – There have been multiple COVID-19 outbreaks at agricultural facilities and operations throughout the State.  Several of the outbreaks in agricultural areas have been reported in farmworker housing facilities, fields and processing facilities.  CalOSHA, Department of Health Services and the Attorney General’s office have been engaged in situations with multiple positive cases.  Many of our peer …

Pistachios Added to Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made other adjustments to the program based on comments received from agricultural producers and organizations and review of market data. Producers will be able to submit applications …

USDA Confirms Record 3 Billion Pound CA Almond Crop Forecast

The California Almond Objective Measurement Report, published today by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), estimates that the 2020 crop will be 3.00 billion meat pounds, up 18% from the 2019 crop production of 2.55 billion pounds.[1] This estimate is even with the 3.00 billion pounds estimated in the California Almond Subjective Forecast, published in May 2020. …

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Almond Webinar, June 22

In an effort to address almond industry questions about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) the Almond Alliance, Almond Board of California and Farm Service Agency (FSA) will be hosting a 2nd webinar to respond to the frequently asked questions by the industry. FSA has begin accepting applications and there has been some confusion we would like to address and …

Covid-19, Climate, Challenge and Change

The global pandemic has revealed in new ways how essential farmers and farmworkers are to the food supply chain. With this revelation has also come more widespread understanding of the challenges farmers and ranchers face while scrambling to adopt new workplace safety protocols in the fields and on packing lines, respond to dramatically altered markets, and seek relief funding so …

CA Nut Industry Funds Four New UC Cooperative Extension Research Positions

Four staff research associates will join the ranks of UC Cooperative Extension scientists in the coming months to support nut crop advisors conducting critical research in walnut, almond and pistachio production. The California Walnut Board, the Almond Board of California and the California Pistachio Research Board together have provided about $425,000 to cover annual salaries, benefits, travel and equipment for …

APG Marketing in India Key with Growth of Pistachio Production

As pistachio growers anticipate tremendous growth in production over the next several years, American Pistachio Growers continue to invest in new markets across the world. Watch this brief interview with Judy Hirigoyen from APG to learn more, and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Don’t currently receive the magazine? Subscribe for free at: https://malcolmmedia.com/pacific-nut-producer-magazine-subscriptions/

USDA Issues First Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Payments

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has already approved more than $545 million in payments to producers who have applied for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. FSA began taking applications May 26, and the agency has received over 86,000 applications for this important relief program. “The coronavirus has hurt America’s farmers, ranchers, …

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