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Rich Kreps at the 2024 American Pistachio Growers Annual Conference

APG’s kick-off welcomes attendees, provides industry insights

The 2024 APG Annual Conference kicked off on Feb. 26 with a resounding message of growth, dedication and innovation.  more »
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Report shares Assemis to divest Maricopa Orchards, Touchstone Pistachio Co.

The Assemi family, one of the largest growers and processors of pistachios and almonds, may be planning to leave the growing side of the business, according to a media report. A report in the San J... more »

Long, Mueller and Smith honored for career achievements

Three longtime University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) farm advisors were honored by the California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). The career achievements of Racha... more »

USDA, UGA break ground on new agriculture research facility

The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new state-of-the... more »

North San Joaquin Valley receives AA BDO zone rating for tree nut biomass

North San Joaquin Valley receives AA BDO zone rating for tree nut biomass, opening new regional biomanufacturing opportunities. more »
Nonpareil & Bennett almonds in bloom. Photo courtesy of Blue Diamond Growers

Crop progress reports indicate almond orchards show signs of awakening

Blue Diamond Growers released its Feb. 16 crop progress report that noted almond orchards in California are beginning to emerge from winter dormancy. While Sonora and a few early varieties are already... more »
Chestnuts on a tree

2024 Midwest Chestnut Producers annual meeting provides educational programs this March

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension and the Midwest Chestnut Producers Council (MCPC) will host an annual educational and networking event March 8-9 at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 ... more »

California growers wait for fields to dry

With a respite from stormy weather, farmers say they are surveying for any damage and waiting for the ground to dry so they can access fields and orchards to make repairs or do other practices. His... more »

Blue Diamond Growers releases January Position Report

The Feb. 13, 2024 Almond Industry News Digest from Blue Diamond Growers provided its January Position Report, which marked a record-setting month for the almond market with 236 million pounds in shipm... more »

Almond Board announces Carpophilus beetle research project

The Almond Board of California (ABC) has now approved funding for a research project called, “Ecology, monitoring and management of Carpophilus beetle.” In an email from ABC, the organization stat... more »

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