Pistachio growers at the U.S. Pistachio Conference include David Te Velde, left, North Garces Farm, Wasco, Calif., and Frank Zonneveld, Sunny Acre Farming, Hanford, Calif.
Father and son pistachio growers Jim Cook of A & P Growers and Mark Cook of J & P Ranch, both of Bowie, Ariz.
A wide variety of issues worldwide influence U.S. pistachio processors and growers.
About 70 percent of the U.S. pistachio crop is exported.
Western Farm Press