USDA-FSA Now Offers Assistance from Losses due to Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome

    USDA – FSA Now Offers Assistance from Losses due to Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome Due to the diligent work over the last year from American Pistachio Growers (APG) and the California Congressional Delegation, this critically needed assistance program for affected growers of Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome will officially begin accepting applications October 15,…

August Pistachio Orchard Task List

  Orchard Task List for Pistachios August 2018  By Bob Beede, U.C. Farm Advisor, Emeritus   I Misinformed You! At this year’s American Pistachio Growers Annual Conference, I made a presentation about navel orangeworm mating disruption and used the successes in Mating Disruption of codling moth and Oriental fruit moth(OFM) as support for the implementation of…

SWRCB to Hear Proposal

SWRCB to Hear Proposal on Increasing Unimpaired Flows in the Delta   The California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) will look at a proposal next week that seeks to update the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan under California’s Porter-Cologne Act. The proposal, which is opposed by American Pistachio Growers, seeks to require an average…

Trade Mitigation Program

  USDA announces tariff mitigation for agriculture On July 24, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the USDA was implementing a trade mitigation program to provide aid to agriculture industries impacted by the ongoing tariff issues. The deal has three programs: The Market Facilitation Program, authorized under The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Charter…