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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 …

Exploring Different Options for On-Farm Groundwater Recharge

While they can’t make it rain, California water districts and farmers are finding creative ways to be a part of the solution to severe drought conditions and subsiding groundwater levels by sinking water back into the earth during the “wet season”.  Watch this brief interview with Chase Hurley from Triangle T Water District as he shares some success stories and …

Land IQ Evaluates CA Pistachio Acreage & Water Supply Reliability

As pistachio acreage continues to increase throughout the state, American Pistachio Growers has commissioned Land IQ to get an aerial perspective of where the industry currently stands with regard to both crop yield and water supply reliability amidst a persisting drought. Watch this brief interview with Joel Kimmelshue from Land IQ as he explains and read more about it in …

Cutting Back on Irrigation in Pistachio without Harming Crop Yield

While pistachios are a relatively drought tolerant crop, growers are naturally concerned about cutting back on irrigation amidst the ongoing drought. Watch this brief interview with UC Cooperative Extension Specialist Giulia Marino as she shares how to appropriately cut back on irrigation without negatively impacting crop yield. Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their …

Is Overwinter Orchard Flooding a Good Option for Groundwater Recharge?

While California farmers are taking more interest in opportunities for on-farm groundwater recharge to mitigate the effects of the drought, some tree nut growers may be hesitant to the idea of flooding their orchards over the winter months, concerned it may have a negative impact on the health of their trees and practices, such as cover cropping. The Almond Board …

NRCS Incentive Funding for On-farm Groundwater Recharge Projects

As drought conditions persist in California, farmers are making the most of every drop of water they use. However, there may be more they can do during the rainy season to put water back into the ground with assistance of the USDA-NRCS.  Watch this brief interview with California Water Quality Specialist Wendy Rash to find out. Please thank this video’s …

The Facts on San Joaquin Valley Water Use & Realigning Priorities Amidst Drought

In a panel discussion titled, “Water: What Real, What’s Not, What’s Next” at the Annual Convention of the Almond Alliance of California, Friant Water Authority CEO Jason Phillips shares his views on solutions to California’s water crisis based on the reality of the San Joaquin Valley’s water supply and use. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

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