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Federal Register Notice Pecans Grown in Multiple States; Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection

A native pecan grove. Mature pecan trees grow tall in this wooded space.

Native Pecan Grove. (Photo courtesy of American Pecan Council)

USDA has published a notice for public comment regarding the extension and revision of a currently approved reporting form. In the notice, it refers to 14 forms in the OMB package. This includes two ballot forms for committee nominations, two grower and sheller nomination forms, two background and acceptance statements forms for growers and shellers and public members, and a grower referendum ballot. Two Marketing Agreements are also included. The other five forms included in the OMB package are the handler reporting forms—three monthly and two annual.

All forms remain the same apart from a slight adjustment on the handler reporting form labeled “Pecans Received For Your Own Account – Form 1.” The change includes removing the line item “Inter-Handler Transfers—Received” from the shipment portion of the form. The receipts portion on part 1 of the reporting form now separates inshell first handler receipts from inter-handler transfer receipts and imports. The purpose of the update is to remove the net shipment figure and provide a true receipts and shipments out total. Updates regarding this change have been presented at American Pecan Council meetings and included in the 2022 Handler Reporting Packet. All other reporting forms will remain the same. The forms and reporting packet the American Pecan Council uses to track shipments and inventory were provided to handlers and are as follows:

  • Form 1: The Summary Report/U.S. Pecans Received for Your Account (Revision as described above)
  • Form 2: Pecans Purchased Outside of the United States (No changes)
  • Form 3: Exports by Country of Destination (No changes)
  • Form 4: Annual Agreement of Inter-Handler Transfer (No changes)
  • Form 5: Year-End Inventory Report (No changes)

If you have any questions regarding the update to the Handler reporting Form 1 or any other previously approved form, please contact the Council office at (817) 916-0020.

USDA requests all written public comments regarding this notice by Jan. 17, 2023. Comments must be sent to the Docket Clerk, Market Development Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Fax: (202) 720–8938; or internet. Comments should reference the docket number ([Doc. No. AMS–SC–22–0047]) and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be available for public inspection in the Office of the Docket Clerk during regular business hours, or can be viewed online.

All comments submitted in response to this notice will be included in the record and made available to the public. Please be advised that the identity of the individuals or entities submitting the comments will be made available to the public on the internet at the address provided above.

If you have any questions regarding this update, please contact the American Pecan Council office at or (817) 916-0020.

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The American Pecan Council

The American Pecan Council (APC) is a group of pecan growers and shellers who are dedicated to growing, harvesting, and processing America’s native nut. Founded in 2016 through a Federal Marketing Order, the APC’s mission is to promote the many benefits of the American Pecan and help tell its story. With oversight by the USDA, APC aims to build consumer demand, develop markets and establish industry standards. APC is based in Fort Worth, Texas, and funded by pecan handlers in 15 pecan-producing states. To learn more visit