USDA AMS Extends Comment Period for Revised U.S. Grade Standards for Pecans

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service on Monday extended the comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register in June by 30 days. The proposed rule invited comments on the proposed revisions to the U.S. Standards for Grades of Pecans in the Shell and U.S. Standards for Grades of Shelled Pecans.

Pecan industry members and the general public must now submit comments by Sept. 7, 2022. Read the full proposal and enter your comment here.

This extension comes after the AMS noted on June 28 that the proposed U.S. Standards for Grades failed to upload. On that same day, AMS addressed the issue and uploaded the supporting documents to the Federal Register. By extending the public comment period, AMS says it provides “all interested persons a full 60-day comment period to view copies of the proposed standards and facilitate review of the proposed rule.”