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Market Update highlights the start of pistachio bloom

The Meridian Growers Market Update released on April 4, 2024 detailed performance of pistachio, almond and pecan crops. Almonds Meridian expects almond pricing to remain down until crop estimate... more »

NASS announces program changes

Every five years, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts a program review following the completion of the Census of Agriculture. The review considers the latest informati... more »

Meridian Growers Processing hires new operations manager

Meridian Growers Processing has hired Donovan Linebarger as the operations manager of its pistachio processing facility in Madera, California. Donovan grew up in Central California and began wo... more »

Two pecan grower associations offer annual events with educational opportunities

Two pecan grower associations are set to host annual events in 2024. The Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association will host its event in May and Texas Pecan Growers in July. Oklahoma Pecan Growers Associat... more »

USDA updates pecan breeding and research lab

The Pecan Breeding and Genetics Program of the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) recently completed a $2.5 million laboratory modernization to accelerate pecan breeding through innovatio... more »

Meridian Growers Processing welcomes Cristian Lazcano as its inventory specialist

Meridian Growers Processing has announced it has hired Cristian Lazcano as its new inventory specialist. Lazcano may be new to the tree nut industry, but he has more than three years of experience man... more »

Kentucky Nut Grower’s Association hosts spring meeting

On Saturday, April 20, 2024, nut enthusiasts from Kentucky and adjoining states will converge for the spring meeting of the Kentucky Nut Growers Association (KNGA). Hosted at the Kentucky State Univer... more »

2024 Viva Fresh Expo offers educational and team building opportunities

The 2024 Viva Fresh Expo is less than a month away and the team at the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) has created a lineup of special events tailored to provide exciting opportunities ... more »

Report: favorable almond conditions amidst unsettled weather

Blue Diamond Growers released its almond Crop Report on April 1. The report noted generally favorable conditions, despite some unsettled weather in the Central Valley during late March. Mild tem... more »

UK suspends tariffs on all raw almonds

The United Kingdom’s government announced it would suspend tariffs for at least two years on raw kernel and inshell almonds from all origins, including the U.S., beginning April 11, 2024. The Alm... more »

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