It’s so far, so good for George Watte & Sons’ 2014 pistachio crop now growing on the family’s 300 acres of producing trees near Tulare, Calif. Brian and his brother, Mark, own and operate the farm which their father and uncle started more than 50 years ago. Today, the farming business also includes a 1,200-cow dairy herd and several thousand acres of row crops, like alfalfa, corn and cotton. The brothers have another 300 acres of young, non-bearing pistachio trees, ...

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