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…

Market Facilitation Program Deadline Extended

Market Facilitation Program Deadline Extended USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who have been significantly affected by foreign tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional exports. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) extended…

Member Spotlight

#FridaysOnTheFarm Around the Orchard American Pistachio Grower member, Jim Chew was featured in a #FridaysOnTheFarm by the USDA.  Check out the story below. Each Friday, meet farmers, producers, and landowners through our #FridaysOnTheFarm stories. Visit local farms, ranches, forests, and resource areas where USDA customers and partners do right and feed everyone. This week, we travel to Chowchilla, California,…

Record High Pistachio Acreage Planted

Record High Pistachio Acreage Planted in 2018 From Pacific Nut Producer Magazine Along with record high pistachio production in the western United States in 2018, a record number of acres were planted to pistachios as well last year. Is this good news or bad news for the pistachio industry? Watch this interview with American Pistachio…

American Pistachio Exports Increase

American Pistachio Exports Increase Despite International Trade Issues From Pacific Nut Producer Magazine After the US pistachio industry brought in a record high pistachio crop last season, there were concerns as to how recent international trade issues would impact the movement of this record crop; however, at the annual conference of American Pistachio Growers, Executive…

USDA Designates Nine CA Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

USDA Designates Nine CA Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Release No. 0023.19   Contact: FPAC.BC.Press@usda.gov   Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available WASHINGTON, March 26, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated nine California counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San…