California Pistachio Research Board
A California State Marketing Order for Pistachio Research
The California Pistachio Research Program is a California State Marketing Order, authorized by a grower referendum in December 2007 and operating under the oversight of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Mandatory assessments paid by pistachio producers are used to fund research on pistachio propagation, production, harvesting, handling and preparation for market as well as provide educational opportunities and materials for pistachio growers.
Program operations are administered by the California Pistachio Research Board (CPRB). CPRB Members and Alternates are California pistachio growers or employees of growers and are elected at large to three year terms. The CPRB has also established an advisory committee of people associated with the pistachio industry but are not growers. Daily operations are managed through the Administrative Committee for Pistachios.