Nut categories flourish in Kern County report on California ag

Ranked by revenues paid to growers, almonds come in second and pistachios seventh, with figures suggesting growers in Kern have matched their efforts with market demand. more »

Initial 2020 California ag revenue figures include nut categories

Almonds, pistachios and walnuts rank among the top 10 valued commodities for the state's crop year at over $9.4 billion combined. more »

California sets $400,000 to promote safer, sustainable pest management

Almond Board of California and the California Invasive Plant Council received the funding to help build online tools to coordinate small farm mating disruption efforts and invasive weed control in wildlands, respectively. more »

AI institute expands UC Merced’s smart, sustainable agriculture effort

As one of 11 new institutes launched by the National Science Foundation this year and armed with a $20 million federal grant, University of California, Merced, will be tackling some of the most pressing issues in agriculture. more »

Nut thief nabbed by Tulare County (California) Sheriff’s deputies

A routine audit revealed about 42,000 pounds of missing pistachios, which were stolen and being moved from 2,000-pound sacks into smaller bags and sold. more »

$40M for pistachios among purchase targets set by USDA Section 32 funds

The pandemic put a spotlight on food insecurity, and the food purchased under the Agricultural Adjustment Act will be distributed among networks of food banks and non-profits. more »

Pistachio growers, processors in Arizona create $92M in economic impact

Arizona's pistachio acreage may seem modest when compared to the industry leader, but second place still means significant economic activity in the state. more »

California pistachio growers, processors create $5.2B economic impact

With a 56% increase in acreage in California over four years, and a ripple effect into neighboring Arizona and New Mexico, the pistachio industry generates big economic activity. more »

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