American Pistachio Growers is an influential trade association of more than 800 growers, processors and industry suppliers. We are pragmatic partners ensuring economic viability of American-grown pistachios, across the globe.
What we do for you.
MEMBER OUTREACH & EVENTS
Several times a year, APG brings together the pistachio industry for continuing education, networking and inspiration. Our Annual Conference attracts more than 1,000 members and businesses for workshops, trade interaction and motivational speakers.
VIEW UPCOMING EVENTS
APG's strength is the ability to unify hundreds of pistachio growers in order to present one strong voice to both State and Federal Legislatures. We work diligently to ensure fair trade, favorable regulations, a reliable water supply and other issues you may face.
EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP
Opportunity abounds at APG to expand your expertise and develop leadership skills. Educational seminars, information dissemination to members, and the industry's only leadership development program, LeadOn, are designed to give you valuable information.
Only APG currently funds research in multiple countries, targeting the specific health interests of consumers and health professionals in each country. Working with respected research institutions, the peer-reviewed science is then used as the basis of all APG media outreach and promotion.
APG conducts advertising and public relations activities in prioritized international markets to build demand for your product ahead of supply. The goal of our promotional plan is to increase sales, establish U.S. product as the consumer and manufacturing preferred origin, and raise awareness of their unique health benefits.
In partnership with the California Pistachio Research Board, APG has funded pistachio research projects for over ten years. This program began with a focus on production research but has evolved into four distinct research programs: entomology, horticulture, pathology and education.
On May 31, the United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (USDA-FSA) State Committee approved pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome as a natural disaster, thereby allowing pistachios to be included in USDA’s Tree Assistance Program (TAP).
The FDA has released a Small Entity Compliance Guide for FSMA which provides clarification on compliance dates and information on extensions.
On August 24, 2016, FDA published in the Federal Register a final rule that extended the dates...
American Pistachio Grower Director of Government Relations Rob Nash traveled to Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of American Pistachio Grower members.
Rob's daily agenda was packed with meetings, presentations and having the voice of APG...
As part of our on-going commitment to be a strong presence in our state capitol, our Director of Government Relations, along with fellow members of the Agricultural Presidents’ Council, have taken several California legislators and staff...
The Water Bond has officially been certified for the November 2018 ballot.
With the Temperance Flat project receiving no state Proposition1 funding, passing the Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018 citizen's initiative water bond...
Earlier this month, the Temperance Flat Reservoir Project proponents made one last appeal directly to the California Water Commission for funding from the Proposition 1 (2014) Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP). Unfortunately, while they were...
On March 20, 2018, APG State PAC participated in a fundraiser dinner for Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove). Assembly Member Cooper represents the 9th Assembly District of California, which includes the areas of South Sacramento,...
The 2018 Annual Member Luncheon will be held Friday, July 27 at the Visalia Convention Center.
Learn about APG through informational booths,
which will highlight farmer-funded programs
including: nutrition, social media, APG
leadership program and membership.
'Take 5' with special guests at our all new 'Ask an Expert' booth.
Presentation with APG updates and featuring
guest speaker, Karen Ross.
Karen Ross was appointed Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture on January 12, 2011, by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Secretary Ross has deep leadership experience in agricultural issues nationally, internationally, and here in California.
The Associate Member Directory is a simple resource that easily connects growers and processors to various APG industry partners. From those working in Alternative Energy Solutions and Crop Protection to Computer Software/Programming and Irrigation Specialists, our associate member directory is a valuable resource for our grower members.