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APPB Nominations Are Open

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Submit your nominations for the American Pecan Promotion Board (APPB) now! Please reach out to the Board office at or call (817) 985-3034 if you would like to receive a nomination form. All nominations must be received or postmarked by Jan. 31, 2023. The following APPB seats are open for nominations:

Western Region Seats
• David Salopek
• Kortney Chase
• Phillip Arnold
• Deborah Ralls

Central Region Seats
• Vacancy

Importer Seats
• Romulo Garza
• Dennis Hardman

About the American Pecan Promotion Board (APPB): The pecan R&P program operates as the American Pecan Promotion Board. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the position of pecans in the marketplace, maintain and expand markets for pecans, and develop new uses for pecans. The program is financed by an assessment on domestic producers and importers of pecans.

The Board is composed of 17 members appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Of the 17, 10 are producers and 7 are importers. The 10 domestic seats are allocated between three regions within the United States: Western Region (4 seats), Central Region (3 seats), and Eastern Region (3 seats).

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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.