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By: Miss California 2012 : October 26, 2012

Every time I tell people that I am a spokesperson for American Pistachio Growers, they get really excited! I don’t blame them because I am really excited about pistachios too! I have a bag of those green nuts in my car and in my room so they’re always ready to eat. Since being crowned Miss California, I have learned so many things about the health benefits of pistachios.

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By: John Mann : October 20, 2012

I hope you enjoyed my first post last week. This week has been rather eventful, a little more than I had expected, in both good and bad ways. Between a car accident, my first game of the season, and the weather change, I have had my hands full. Fortunately, I made it out of the week healthy, happy and still loving my adventure here in Italy!

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By: John Mann : October 15, 2012

In my mind it seems like forever. In actuality it was a mere two months ago. I walked out of the Closing Ceremonies of the 30th Olympiad; and it hit me, my mind raced as it grasped the idea. My dream, to be an Olympian, had cemented into reality. The feeling was, well--still is, almost unbelievable. Like others, I had overcome a myriad of obstacles to come to this point. When my teammates and walked through the entrance of the Olympic stadium in London, a warmth, a rush, and a heaviness pressed down on me. A chill went across my neck and down my back, leaving every hair on my body feeling as if it were standing on end.

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By: Miss California 2012 : October 09, 2012

It’s been a little over a month since we’ve talked, but a lot has happened already! I am continuing my preparation for Miss America, which consists of lots of Pilates, eating healthy, designing my wardrobe with Gregory Ellenburg, and lots of interview prep!

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By: Betsey Armstrong : September 10, 2012

Cheers water polo and pistachio fans alike! I’m thrilled to send you my final entry in the midst of all of this post-Olympic, GOLD MEDAL mania!! As you all can imagine, this summer was a whirlwind, and both I and all of my teammates are still soaking in every minute.

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By: Carol Kicinski : August 24, 2012

You know I used to think I would never make biscotti, I thought it was complicated. Boy was I wrong! Here is my favorite gluten free biscotti recipe – studded with red and green in the form of pistachios and dried cranberries – good for any time of the year.

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By: American Pistachio : August 08, 2012

Live from London! I spy with my little green eye two winners of the APG Germany drawing who won a trip to London to see the Games! The highlight of their trip: getting access to Victoria Sport Village and tickets to see both the beach volleyball and water polo games.

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By: American Pistachio : August 08, 2012

Awesome Olympic Victory for USA Water Polo Women’s Team---and American Pistachio Growers!!!

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By: Adam Kusmak : August 08, 2012

A few of this month's many tasks are preparing the orchards and equipment for the 2012 harvest and taking tissue/leaf samples to gear up and plan for next years crop.

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By: American Pistachio : August 07, 2012

During the last four Mitteldeutchschlandcup races, I pedaled through Germany’s scenic mountain roads alongside more than 3,000 mountain bikers.