Member Benefits

Programs, services and activities

LEADERSHIP IN GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

  • Monitoring and representing APG member growers and processors in all legislative activities that affect the pistachio industry in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and state legislatures
  • Monitoring and advocacy of developments within all appropriate regulatory agencies
  • Foreign relations resulting in the successful reduction of barriers to trade
  • Involvement in federal nutrition programs and partnership with MyPlate, the federal standard for nutrition guidance
  • Participation in state legislative actions that protect water rights to growers

GLOBAL MARKETING AND PISTACHIO INDUSTRY PROMOTION

  • Trade relations on behalf of APG members
  • APG representation at key trade shows and events
  • Consumer Website, public relations and promotion
  • Food service marketing programs
  • Nutrition promotion and education for consumers and health professionals
  • Market representation throughout China, Japan and the European community
  • Participation in overseas trade missions and marketing programs

DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

  • New product innovation and development
  • Nutrition research projects conducted at respected national and international universities
  • Creation of APG Scientific Advisory Panel
  • Domestic and international market and consumer behavior research

INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AND MEMBER COMMUNICATIONS

  • Democratically-elected Board of Directors
  • Regular open democratic forums designed to inform members and encourage participation
  • Relationship management with federal and state departments of agriculture
  • Pistachio Industry Leadership Mentoring Course
  • Crisis management and media relations
  • Pistachio Industry Annual Conference and Exhibition
  • Economic Impact Report for the U.S. Pistachio Industry funded by Specialty Block Grant
  • Pistachio Industry Annual Report with statistics, research summaries and program updates
  • Monthly member e-newsletter and quarterly print newsletter
  • Member Website for instantaneous updates and information