Member Benefits

American Pistachio Growers (APG) exists to ensure fair competition for its members in US and International markets through the following activities:


Government Affairs

  • APG is the true industry voice of more than 630 member growers and processors before Congress, at federal agencies, in federal and state courts, and in local legislatures.
  • APG influences legislative and regulatory decisions protecting water rights for growers.
  • APG enables its members to partner with MyPlate.gov for nutrition guidance.
  • APG affiliates its members with the American Heart Association’s certification.



Industry Promotion

  • APG hosts AmericanPistachios.org, the innovative and popular consumer website.
  • APG sponsors high-profile Brand Ambassadors, earning worldwide publicity.
  • APG develops and implements food service marketing programs for its members.
  • APG distributes consumer and health professional nutrition and education information.
  • APG promotes member business interests at key trade shows and industry events.

Global Marketing

  • APG’s successful foreign relations initiatives have helped lower global trade barriers.
  • APG consistently works to improve trade relations for the entire U.S. pistachio industry.
  • APG forges market representation throughout China, Japan and the European community.
  • APG supports overseas trade missions and marketing programs on members’ behalf.

Research Activities

  • APG sponsors new product innovation and development to broaden world markets.
  • APG supports nutrition research at respected national and international universities.
  • APG’s Scientific Advisory Panel provides guidance as it raises product credibility.
  • APG conducts domestic/international marketing and consumer behavior research.

Industry Leadership and Member Communications

  • APG has the only independent, democratically-elected Board of Directors in our industry.
  • APG holds regular open forums to inform its members and encourage their participation.
  • APG manages industry relations with federal and state departments of agriculture.
  • APG is the industry’s most respected voice in crisis management and media relations.
  • APG’s AmericanPistachios.org member portal delivers exclusive industry information.
  • APG is the acknowledged host of the industry’s premiere Annual Conference and exhibition.
  • APG writes and distributes annual Economic Impact Reports for the U.S. pistachio industry.
  • APG authors a comprehensive annual report, including statistics and research summaries.
  • APG publishes a monthly members-only eNews and quarterly printed industry newsletter.
  • APG members may participate in the APG Leadership Program, the only one of its kind.


Exclusive member benefits found nowhere else. Join APG today.