APG is governed by a democratically elected board of directors who are growers and is funded entirely by growers and independent processors with the shared goal of increasing global awareness of nutritious, American-grown pistachios.
Reviews and develops recommendations on legislative and regulatory issues, tax, tariff and trade, unfair trade orders, food safety, Farm Bill, pesticide use and registrations, foreign Maximum Residue Level (MRL), worker health and safety, labor, and other issues related to the production, processing, shipping and sale of pistachios. Also examines opportunities for accessing and participating in various programs, such as Specialty Block Grants, Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops, Farm Bill programs and/or other programs that would benefit the organization in furthering its cause, or for the benefit of APG members.
A Sub-Committee of Marketing Communications
Opportunity abounds at APG to expand your expertise and develop leadership skills. Educational seminars, information dissemination to members, and the industry’s only leadership development program, LeadOn, are designed to give you valuable information.
Only APG currently funds research in multiple countries, targeting the specific health interests of consumers and health professionals in each country. Working with respected research institutions, the peer-reviewed science is then used as the basis of all APG media outreach and promotion.
APG conducts advertising and public relations activities in prioritized international markets to build demand for your product ahead of supply. The goal of our promotional plan is to increase sales, establish U.S. product as the consumer and manufacturing preferred origin, and raise awareness of their unique health benefits.