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The National Pecan Federation Announces a Proposed New Research and Promotion Program for Domestic and Imported Pecans

All Participants in the Pecan Industry:   The National Pecan Federation (NPF), the advocacy group for the Pecan Industry in Washington, D.C., has been working with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish a new Research and Promotion Program for the pecan industry. This new program would assess both domestic and imported pecans to...

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Report from Capitol Hill

The U.S. Congress has finally passed agricultural disaster legislation and President Donald Trump promptly signed the bill into law. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to get resources to growers harmed by natural disasters. After being hit hard by Hurricane Michael, pecan growers in the Southeast may benefit from this legislation. The following are...

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Update on Pecans in Washington, D.C.

Despite the completion of the 2018 Farm Bill, pecan has had much activity in the nation’s capital in recent days with Farm Bill implementation and other issues of significance to the industry. The 2018 Farm Bill is in the early implementation stage with rules still being formulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA recently...

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