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American Pecan Promotion Board Call For Nominees

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks nominees for the American Pecan Promotion Board. Nominees are needed to fill five seats for members whose terms will begin Oct. 1, 2024, and end Sept. 30, 2027.

The nomination period is open until Feb. 16, 2024. APPB is seeking nominees for the following seats: Three producer seats representing the Central Region and two importer seats. The Central Region consists of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas, plus any U.S. state with the majority of its land mass in the Central Time Zone.

The board is made up of 17 industry members including 10 producers and seven importers. To serve on the board, producers and importers must have produced or imported more than 50,000 pounds of inshell pecans (25,000 pounds of shelled pecans), on average, for four fiscal periods. Producers who produce pecans in more than one region may seek nomination only in the region in which they produce the majority of their pecans. Please reach out to APPB by calling (817) 985-3034 or emailing to receive a nomination form, or download it here.

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American Pecan Promotion Board

The pecan Research & Promotion program operates as the American Pecan Promotion Board. The board’s assessments are used for promotion, research, and industry information projects to help increase the demand for pecans.