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American Pistachio Growers will not hold its annual conference in early 2021 amidst uncertainty over the lifting of COVID restrictions in California. The annual event was slated for March 1-3 in Monterey.

American Pistachio Growers cancels 2021 convention

Uncertainty over when California may reopen amidst COVID closures claims another agricultural convention

Current California public health guidelines and the uncertainty of when those COVID restrictions will end forced the American Pistachio Growers (APG) to forego their annual conference in early March, 2021.

"We know how much the annual conference means to everyone and did not make this decision in haste," reads a statement released by the association. The annual meeting was set for March 1-3 in Monterey, Calif.

APG is planning its next conference for March, 2022 at the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif.

The annual conference typically features a trade show and speaker presentations that include a state of the industry, political affairs updates, and social opportunities. The event draws several hundred pistachio growers from California, Arizona, and New Mexico. Most of the U.S. pistachio crop is produced in California.

APG is a non-profit trade association representing over 800 grower and independent processing members across the three states.

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