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What Ag Employers Should Know about Firing Employees

When is it appropriate to fire an employee and how should you go about doing it properly to prevent negative repercussions? At the Annual Convention of the Almond Alliance of California, Stacy Henderson, Almond Alliance’s go-to attorney for ag labor law, shared some key insights every ag employer should know. Watch this brief video with Stacy as she explains. Please thank …

Chinese Consumers View Pistachios as Healthy “Happy Nuts”

Can an increasing Chinese appetite for U.S. grown pistachios help overcome trade barriers?  Possibly, but watch this brief interview with American Pistachio Growers’ in-country trade representative Roger Zhang as he shares pistachio consumer trends in China. Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Pest and Disease Management Considerations for Organic Hazelnut Growers

Considering converting your hazelnut farm to organic production but not sure how to keep pest and disease pressure at bay? Watch this brief video with the organic grower Taylor Larson from the Oregon Organic Hazelnut Collective as he offers his personal insights and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Don’t currently receive the monthly publication? Subscribe for free at: https://malcolmmedia.com/subscribe/ …

Pistachios Evolve from a Garnish to a Popular Snack in India

The Indian market is a relatively new one for U.S. pistachios, yet has tremendous potential as American Pistachio Growers continues to invest in it.  Watch this brief interview with American Pistachio Growers’ in-country trade representative Summit Saran as he explains. Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

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.

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