Pistachio prices for growers are good, the demand for the little green nut exceeds supply, and last year's crop size was strong.
Enjoy these photos from the 7th annual American Pistachio Growers Conference held in February at Coronado Island, Calif.
A full photo collage from the APG Opening Night festivities is available via this link: http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/photos-opening-night-american-pistachio-growers-conference .
1. American Pistachio Growers leadership includes from left – outgoing chairman Jim Zion (Meridian Nut Growers); incoming chairman Thomas Dille (Little Creek Farms); and Executive Director Richard Matoian.
2. Enjoying the APG opening night reception are from left – Michelle Thompson, Merry Henry, and Odes Thompson of Firestone Farms in Huron, Calif.
3. All smiles at the APG conference trade show - from left – Alden Crop, Makenna Christiansen, and Kristi Robinson of Meridian Nut Growers, Clovis, Calif.; and Kirk Mouser of Valent, Shafter, Calif.
4. The pistachio is the official nut of the Miss California pageant. Pictured are Leah Cecil, 2013 Miss California; and grower Henrik Treshow, Ingleby USA, Visalia, Calif.