Farm Progress

Photo gallery: Opening night - 2013 American Pistachio Growers Conference

Cary Blake 1, Editor

February 20, 2013

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About 600 Western pistachio growers, processors, and other industry members are gathered this week in San Diego, Calif., for the 2013 American Pistachio Growers Conference.

Growers in California, Arizona, and New Mexico set an all time pistachio production record last year with about 555 million pounds of inshell nuts amid good prices. About 20,000 new acres could be planted in pistachios this year. California produces about 90 percent of the U.S. pistachio crop.

About the Author(s)

Cary Blake 1

Editor, Western Farm Press

Cary Blake, associate editor with Western Farm Press, has 32 years experience as an agricultural journalist. Blake covered Midwest agriculture for 25 years on a statewide farm radio network and through television stories that blanketed the nation.
Blake traveled West in 2003. Today he reports on production agriculture in California and Arizona.
Blake is a native Mississippian, graduate of Mississippi State University, and a former Christmas tree grower.

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