Economics

Almond Processor Shares How Supply Chain Disruption is Impacting Business, Industry

The seemingly never-ending supply chain disruptions continue to impact many aspects of our everyday lives, and our agricultural industries have also suffered tremendous losses due to these challenges. Watch this brief interview with Katie Staack-Dorsett from Grizzly Nut as she shares to find out and learn more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Trece for their industry support.

Recent Discovery that May Help Growers Combat Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Research entomologists are getting ready to give invasive pest Brown Marmorated Stink Bug a ‘taste of its own medicine’, as they’ve identified three volatile compounds in certain plants that attract the male. Watch this brief interview with Oregon State University Entomologist Vaughn Walton as he shares how he believes this discovery can be used to monitor and even deter the …

Almond Board Unveils New Marketing Partnership with MARVEL

Among the vast amount of information shared at the annual conference of the Almond Board of California, Chairman Brian Wahlbrink shared some of the most exciting news related to their 2022 marketing campaigns. Watch this brief interview to find out and learn more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Trece for their industry support.  

Wonderful® Pistachio Launches A Big Game Campaign

Wonderful® Pistachios today announced the launch of a Big Game campaign to make game day snacking even easier, whether attending in person, or watching from home. For those traveling to the big game, or related viewing parties, a partnership with luxe rideshare service Alto will provide discounted transportation and delicious snacking around Los Angeles over the game day weekend. Football …

The California Walnut Board and Commission Begin Search for New CEO

The California Walnut Board (CWB) and California Walnut Commission (CWC) is searching for a new CEO/Executive Director as Michelle Connelly, who currently holds the position, has resigned. Connelly’s last day will be February 11, 2022. “We are grateful for Michelle’s years of service to our industry. During her nearly 18 years with the CWB and CWC, Michelle led a strong …

Will Complacency Cost CA Walnut Farmers a Critical Tool?

California walnut farmers should add one more item on your list of things to do before the end of the year – vote in the referendum to determine if the California Walnut Board should be continued. Ballots are due December 31 and growers who produced walnuts in California from September 2020 through August 2021 are eligible to vote.  Like all …

Meet CA Walnut Grower Georgia Crain of Crain Ranch

Recently, the California Walnut Board talked with walnut grower Georgia Crain of Crain Ranch about her career evolution in the industry, how she used technology to modernize the logistics department, who her female role models are in the male-dominated industry, and more. Georgia is part of the third Crain generation to work on the ranch since her grandfather planted his …

State of the California Almond Industry

The 2021 California almond crop size has come considerably short of what was initially forecasted earlier this season. How will this reflect on prices and what other factors in the market are at play? Watch this brief interview with Richard Waycott, President of the Almond Board of California, as he explains. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Western Pistachio Industry Delivers Another Record Crop

Despite drought conditions and other challenges facing California agriculture, pistachio growers delivered another record high crop — even with it being considered an ‘off year’ for production trends.  Watch this brief interview with Richard Matoian, President of American Pistachio Growers as he explains. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Welcoming Aubrey Bettencourt to the Almond Alliance of California

We are pleased to introduce Aubrey Bettencourt as the new President/CEO of the Almond Alliance of California.  Watch this brief interview with Aubrey to learn more about how she has been prepared for this position and her plans to serve the California almond industry. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

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