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Dive into Spring with Fresh Recipes

Classic Chicken Salad with Pecans From the American Pecan Council Total 40 minutes Ingredients 6 cups water or low sodium vegetable broth 3 large celery stalks, divided 1 onion, peeled and cut into 4 pieces 1/8 teaspoon pepper, plus additional to taste 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast (see recipe notes) 3/4 cup toasted...

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NPGA Hosts Annual Educational Workshop

On Feb. 17, 120 enthusiastic North Carolina pecan growers assembled at the Duplin County Agri Center in Kenansville, North Carolina for the 24th Annual North Carolina Pecan Grower’s Association Educational Workshop. There, all in attendance enjoyed a full day of educational. Many interesting and timely topics engaged all present. Timely pecan topics such as: Five...

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Grafting—Some Kind of Magic

In my experiences so far in the pecan industry, I have had the pleasure of meeting many fine folks with some outstanding skills. I just returned from the Western Pecan Growers Conference and added new friends to my contacts. It is fascinating to observe the many diverse skills some of us may acquire along our...

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New published study shows another health benefit of pecans

A new study published in Nutrients shows that eating just 1.5 ounces of pecans – one small handful – every day may protect adults at risk for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Conducted by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, this study...

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U.S. Pecan Growers Council Explained

This is the first of a planned bimonthly series of articles describing the mission and operation of the U.S. Pecan Growers Council (USPGC) and its work in developing overseas markets for American pecans. This first article will cover in brief the background of the USPGC, why it was established, what are its basic mission and...

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The Annual Conference Whirlwind Continues

This February and March industry members from New Mexico to Alabama gathered at three different conferences to hear from pecan experts, network with each other, and celebrate the pecan industry. With more conferences set to come, Pecan South presents updates from the conferences for the Southeastern Pecan Growers Association, Western Pecan Growers Association and National...

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