Help APG advocate for funding to combat NOW

Help APG advocate for funding to combat NOW American Pistachio Growers (APG) has been integrally involved in obtaining federally funding for the Center for Health Science & Technology Laboratory in Phoenix, AZ. The facility was originally commissioned by the cotton industry to raise sterile pink bollworm for area-wide releases in an effort to suppress the…

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Cover Cropping in Nut Orchards

Cover Cropping in Nut Orchards Field Day Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) & the Farmers Guild invite you to a cover crop field day. Focus: Come learn about cover crops from experienced growers and technical advisers at Davis Ranches in Colusa, with a focus on integrating cover crops into the management calendar and seed…

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Economic Study Shows Value of Generic Marketing Efforts by Pistachio Industry

Economic Study Bolsters Value of Generic Marketing Efforts by Pistachio Industry New analysis of export markets shows nearly $3 billion post-tariff shipment increase resulting from U.S. pistachio industry’s generic program. Contact: Judy Hirigoyen (916) 580-5146 jhirigoyen@AmericanPistachios.org   FRESNO, CA– July 25, 2019 – American Pistachio Growers’ (APG) efforts to reduce or eliminate trade barriers in…

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CDFA ANNOUNCES SECOND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM SACRAMENTO, June 17, 2019 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking public comment on the draft Request for Proposals (RFP) and application materials developed for the 2019 Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Technical Assistance Grant Program. CDFA…

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Higher Limits Now Available on USDA Farm Loans

Higher Limits Now Available on USDA Farm Loans Higher limits are now available for borrowers interested in USDA’s farm loans, which help agricultural producers purchase farms or cover operating expenses. The 2018 Farm Bill increased the amount that producers can borrow through direct and guaranteed loans available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and made…

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Upcoming Produce Safety Rule Grower Trainings

Upcoming Produce Safety Rule Grower Trainings The Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule § 112.22(c) requires that “At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.” Here…

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Chlorpyrifos: Regulatory Action from DPR

Chlorpyrifos: Regulatory Action from DPR On May 8th, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced that California would be moving to ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Rather than an immediate ban, CalEPA and DPR will work to phase out the use of chlorpyrifos over the next…

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