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The Terrifying Machinations of 'Big Pistachio' - American Spectator (blog)

The Terrifying Machinations of 'Big Pistachio' - American Spectator (blog) | Pistachio farming | Scoop.it
When a writer wants to make an industry sound ominous, all he has to do is capitalize its name and add the word "Big" in front. There's…
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Pistachios over the past 10 years have certainly gained astounding recognition and popularity from the American public. They were a virtually unknown nut, and now people are proposing that this becomes our "National Nut". It's interesting how good marketing has propelled this industry over the past couple of years. 

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Out Of Eden Walk - Out of Eden Walk

Out Of Eden Walk - Out of Eden Walk | Pistachio farming | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: Security concerns in southeastern Turkey temporarily disrupted the sequence of walk dispatches. Today, we resume the storytelling from the trail in chronological order. A man drives ...
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This article furthers what I stated earlier that Pistachios are really a "spoiled nut" in that they need so many factors to be in check in order to enjoy a successful harvest. It is so reliant on the weather that it can make or break someone's livelihood. Unfortunately, because of this, pistachio prices fluctuate so much. 

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American Pistachio Growers

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Get American Pistachio Growers on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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My mother is very involved with this group so when I saw this app on scoopit, I immediately called her to let her know what I just saw. They have been trying to raise awareness for this non-profit group so it's nice to know they are gaining a social media presence. 

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Various languages at JICA International Festival

Various languages at JICA International Festival | Pistachio farming | Scoop.it
November 12, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo On November 8 and 9, Japan International Cooperation Agency Okinawa International Center (JICA Okinawa) held an International Exchange Festival 2014 in Urasoe.

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I wanted to scoop this because no matter where you go in the world, there are people that love pistachios. We grow and produce our nuts differently here in the United States as opposed to those sold in the Middle East. 

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2010 Pistachio harvest

The new for 2010 COE C7E shaker and L2E receiver harvesting pistachios. New B8E high capacity bulk tank.
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An interesting video that shows the new machine that is revolutionizing the pistachio picking industry. Machines can pick the nuts rather than by hand which makes for a much more efficient process and eliminates waste dramatically.
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How Pistachio Nuts Are Harvested and Processed

The journey of pistachio nuts from being harvested in Iran to packaged salt roasted nuts.
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I already knew how these nuts are grown and produced but still an interesting video that shows how pistachios are grown from trees and then sorted to something sold in stores.
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Pistachio Nuts for Erectile Dysfunction

Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at: http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: Men eating pistachio nuts experienced a significant improvemen...
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Apparently pistachios aren't just healthy, they also cure Erectile disfunction. This is an interesting video that I had never heard of before. Although this has yet to be confirmed, the science behind it sounds logical. Rather than taking poisonous drugs to help ED, pistachio nuts can do the trick.
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Growers can win pistachio disease shootout at O.K. Corral - Western Farm Press

Cultural measures and timely fungicide use help control diseases in pistachio trees, says Themis Michailides, Univeristy of California, Davis.  Alternaria leaf blight is one such controllable disease which occurs in high humidity situations in the...
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Disease can kill off any plant. This article further shows how volatile this industry is. Pistachios have been a safe nut to invest in thus far and have given off great returns for investors such as my parents, but the industry is prone to disease that can kill off the entire crop. The thing about disease is if its detected early, it can be controlled such as the case in our family farm.
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Horizon Nut Company bringing hundreds of jobs to Firebaugh - ABC30.com

Horizon Nut Company bringing hundreds of jobs to Firebaugh - ABC30.com | Pistachio farming | Scoop.it
A new pistachio plant will provide jobs in a part of the valley which has been severely impacted by the drought. The ambitious $20 million project is one the Horizon Nut Company said it needs to meet growing worldwide demand for pistachios.
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The Terrifying Machinations of 'Big Pistachio' - American Spectator (blog)

The Terrifying Machinations of 'Big Pistachio' - American Spectator (blog) | Pistachio farming | Scoop.it
When a writer wants to make an industry sound ominous, all he has to do is capitalize its name and add the word "Big" in front. There's…
Randy Falk's insight:

Pistachios over the past 10 years have certainly gained astounding recognition and popularity from the American public. They were a virtually unknown nut, and now people are proposing that this becomes our "National Nut". It's interesting how good marketing has propelled this industry over the past couple of years. 

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Have you seen this suspected pistachio robber? - KOMO News

Have you seen this suspected pistachio robber? - KOMO News | Pistachio farming | Scoop.it
The Seattle Police Department is looking for a man who allegedly attacked a convenience store clerk while stealing a bag of snack nuts last week in Wallingford.
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If this guy is stealing exclusively pistachios, we need to start locking our doors. We have tons of pistachios in our house. Better call up the locksmith!!!!!!

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Pistachio falls on subdued demand - Economic Times

Pistachio falls on subdued demand - Economic Times | Pistachio farming | Scoop.it
Adequate stocks position following increased arrivals from overseas markets also put pressure on pistachio prices.
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This is an interesting topic because pistachios are very tasty but many people complain that they are too expensive at roughly $2.10 per pound. As someone who has worked with pistachios, the nut is marketed as one that is not an average commodity. They are expensive because they taste really great and are healthy for you; thus they should hold a high price in the market and should not be a commodity food. 

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pistachio ice cream making

a short video of how to make pistachio ice cream. shot on the iPhone, so some weird camera angles. In order of appearance: 2 cups heavy cream, 1 cup milk, 1 ...
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Never had pistachio ice cream before but it looks very good. I can even make it at home now, since I have an excess of pistachios to say the least.
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How to easily open your remaining hard to open Pistachio Nuts.

This video is for all the people in this world who love Pistachios & have always struggled at the last few stubborn (partially opened) unripe nuts. So you've...
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As a frequent pistachio eater, there is nothing I hate more than nuts I can't open. I have never used this technique before, as I usually try to open the nut with my hands which hurts my finger nails and the nut never seems to open. This can be my new solution for opening up pistachios.
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Why Pistachio Nuts Are Healthy To Eat

Pistachio nuts are a wonderful, healthy snack. One of the healthiest nuts you can eat are tree nuts. For more food tips, visit http://www.culinary.net.
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This is an interesting video, that shows how pistachio nuts are healthy, even more healthier than the average nut. In today's day and age, everyone is health conscientious and looking for a tasty snack that won't pack on the calories. Pistachios are just that snack.
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Western pistachio industry strong as a bull, for now - Western Farm Press

The forecast for the western pistachio industry is good. The top challenge is the worsening drought.
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This article shows how the pistachio industry is a strong yet volatile industry. Granted the weather stays consistent and rainy, this industry will continue to thrive. Yet like all agriculture, its success is determined by the weather.
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