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Fun Facts About Bees & Almonds

Almond Board of California — Honey bees and almonds form a partnership designed by nature. They both evolved in the same Mediterranean region and help each other prosper. Pollinators are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we consume, beyond just almonds. Just like almonds are a nutritious snack for us, almond pollen is very nutritious for honey …

Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Wins Good Housekeeping 2022 Healthy Snack Award

Wonderful Pistachios No Shells is thrilled to announce the latest awards received for two of its No Shells flavors, BBQ and Chili Roasted. Both No Shells flavors have both been selected as a Good Housekeeping 2022 Healthy Snack Awards winner. As the highest protein snack nut, Wonderful Pistachios contain six grams of protein per serving and are a healthy way to fuel, with zero guilt. Wonderful Pistachios No Shells BBQ – Savor the taste …

NASS Updates Almond Forecast, Smaller 2022 Crop

The 2022 California Almond Objective Measurement Report published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimates that the crop harvested in 2022 will come in at 2.6 billion meat pounds, 11 percent below last year’s 2.9 billion pounds. The estimate is down 7 percent from NASS’s subjective forecast in May and comes in a complicated year. …

New Hazelnut Receiving Station Paves Way for Bulk Handling

The Nut Growers Society is holding their Summer Hazelnut Tour this year at K&D System’s new receiving station in Albany, OR.  Watch this brief video with the Kropf brothers to get a sneak preview of what attendees will get to see at their new state-of-the-art bulk handling receiving station. Be sure to attend the Summer Tour this year and read more …

Progress on Prop 1 Funded California Water Projects

California is in the midst of a serious drought, which is taking a major toll on our local agricultural industries. The Water Quality, Supply & Infrastructure Improvement Act (Prop 1) passed back in 2014, yet no construction of any of the funded projects has commenced.  Watch this brief interview with Emily Rooney from the Ag Council of California as she …

Pistachio Grower Bullish about Market Amidst Record Production

Despite water, trade, labor, inflation and pest challenges impacting the western pistachio industry, Madera grower Justin Wylie is bullish about the future of the industry. Watch this brief video with Wylie sharing his thoughts as growers venture through another potentially record-breaking year of production. Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Tree Nut Grower Invests in Groundwater Recharge

While much is expected of the state in resolving California’s water crisis, farmers are trying to do their part as well in conserving water for the future. Watch this brief interview with Tipton pistachio grower Dominic Pitigliano as he talks about his family’s groundwater recharge project. Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry …

European Consumer Trends for American Pistachios

Among the top export markets for U.S. pistachios, consumers in the European Union are incorporated pistachios into their diets in many new ways.  Watch this brief interview with American Pistachio Growers’ in-country trade representative George Smith as he explains. Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

What is the Gumming on My Almond Trees, What to Know about Almond Canker Diseases

It’s not uncommon to find gumming on the trunks and scaffolds of some almond trees when walking through an orchard.  While it can be very concerning for the health of the tree, determining whether or not a canker disease is causing it is not so simple.  Watch this brief interview with UC Davis Plant Pathologist Florent Trouillas as he explains …

California Ag Coalition Requests Immediate State Action on Water Needs

Due to an economically crippling drought and the overwhelming regulatory demands of California, several agricultural groups formed a coalition and recently sent a letter to the governor and state legislature, both informing them of the challenges impacting farming families and requesting immediate action and funding to boost water storage and supplies. Watch this brief interview with Emily Rooney from the …

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