National Pecan Federation Walks the Hill
Pecan growers and industry members gathered in Washington to discuss industry concerns, needs, and successes with policymakers.
Pecan industry members met with Senators and Congresspeople from Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico, as well as their staff, to talk pecans and policy. The group also met with important agriculture-related committees, including different USDA departments that handle programs like crop insurance, market development, and more.
The Farm Bill was at the top of the docket for discussions, as well as thanking those who assisted in the India tariff reduction and Agricultural Research Service (ARS) funding. There were further discussions and work on programs such as crop insurance, assessment collections for imports, and more. The National Pecan Federation and industry members who dedicated their time to the event are making sure your voice as a pecan industry member is heard in D.C.!
If you would like to help further support the work being done on behalf of the pecan industry in the Capitol, consider contributing to the PECANPAC. To have a successful advocacy program, the pecan industry must have a political action committee. The PECANPAC can accept contributions from individuals, partnerships, or LLCs. Contributions are limited to $5,000 per year. You can mail your contributions to PECANPAC 313 Massachusetts Avenue NE Washington, DC 20002.