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American Pistachio Conference

The American Pistachio Growers Annual Conference is the largest gathering for pistachio growers and industry leaders, drawing attendees from across the United States. It’s three power-packed days of networking, education and community. This is where new products are shared, new relationships are forged and friendships are cultivated. Fill your brain, inspire your heart, and get excited to grow.

Be Sure to Manage these Insect pests in Young Pistachio Orchards

Growers likely have heard a lot about the damage leaf footed bugs and navel orange worm can cause to their pistachio crop, but what about integrated pest management practices in the early nonbearing years of an orchard?  When there’s no crop, growers may overlook the impact that some insect pests can have their young trees that are in their critical …

Friant Water Authority Shares Blueprint to Save Central Valley Farmland & Water

With the tasking demands of Sustainable Groundwater Management Act coming down on California farmers, a considerable amount of farmland will have to be retired and will have a severe economic impact on the Central Valley.  But there has to be a way to meet the demands of the state without devastating our farming communities.  Watch this brief interview with Friant …

US Pistachio Shipments Remain Strong Despite Increased Tariffs

Despite the recent increased tariffs slapped onto US pistachios in the midst of an international trade war, consumers worldwide just can’t get enough of them.  Watch this brief interview with Richard Matoian from American Pistachio Growers and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank our sponsor Duarte Nursery and attend one of their upcoming Bennett Hickman …

American Pistachio Growers Summer Luncheon

Bring a guest and enjoy lunch at the American Pistachio Growers’ Annual Member Luncheon. Visit our informational booths, connect with fellow members and learn about the San Joaquin Valley Water Blueprint. Jason Phillips, CEO, Friant Water Authority will be presenting the locally driven plan create water balance that improves communities, habitats and agricultural landscapes across the Valley. Pacific Nut Producer …

American Pistachio Growers Crop Update & Summer Luncheon

How is the 2019 pistachio crop looking?  What’s on the agenda for American Pistachio Growers Summer Luncheon coming up on July 26th?  Check out this brief interview with Executive Director Richard Matoian for some answers. Please thank our sponsor Duarte Nursery and attend one of their upcoming Bennett Hickman Almond Field Days in Pixley or Modesto.

Annual Nut Harvest Safety Day

Kings and Tulare Counties will host their annual safety event for Nut Harvesting workers on Wednesday, July 17 at the Kings Co. Fairgrounds in Hanford, from 8 am to 12 pm. This safety training program is directed towards nut commodity harvest equipment operators, crews and farm employees in conjunction with farm managers/supervisors, and growers. Harvest equipment for walnuts, almonds and …

American Pistachio Growers PAC Fundraiser – Bowling!

Join American Pistachio Growers (APG), Wednesday, June 12th for their inaugural fundraising event, Pins for PAC. This family fun event is an opportunity for APG members to get together for a friendly bowling competition while supporting the APG California PAC. Each registration includes 2 1/2 hours of bowling, a commemorative t-shirt, unlimited beer/wine/soda and entry into the awards ceremony following …

Stormy Weather Sets Back California Tree Nut Growers

Stormy Weather Sets Back California Tree Nut Growers

After so many years of drought, it’s difficult for growers to complain about all the recent rain events that have been occurring throughout California; however, the abnormally significant amount of precipitation this past month has posed its share of challenges to tree nut growers that have been anxiously awaiting entry into their orchards to make their much needed fungicide sprays …

American Pistachio Marketing Plans for 2019 to Include India

American Pistachio Marketing Plans for 2019 to Include India

With the largest pistachio crop ever in the west last year coupled with international trade issues, some might be concerned about prices and how to move such a large inventory; however, American Pistachio Growers (APG) reported that the demand is out there at their annual conference, and APG unveiled some exciting new marketing plans for the coming year, including a …

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