A man grafts a new vaariety to the top of a pecan tree.

Successful Grafts Take a Careful Craft

Successfully grafting is a meticulous process that requires the producer to develop their craft. Before embarking on this mission, one should consider some essential factors when grafting or budding to propagate a pecan tree. Depending on the pecan growing region, orchard design, or planning phase, the pecan producer will choose a rootstock first—based on its...

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Graph showing U.S. pecan consumption growth in comparison to other tree nuts

Your Federal Marketing Order at Work

It has been a year and a half since the American Pecan Council hired a permanent executive director with full-time staff. In that time, we have undergone a thorough Strategic Planning process and have implemented numerous programs that benefit the pecan industry as a whole. The industry’s unified labor is coming to fruition. The encouraging...

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North Carolina Pecan Growers Gather for 2020 Workshop

Over 120 North Carolina pecan growers assembled on Feb. 8, 2020, at the new Maxwell Agricultural Center in Goldsboro, North Carolina, for the North Carolina Pecan Growers Association’s 26th Annual Educational Workshop. The association presented a jam-packed educational event that included both classroom presentations and an orchard demonstration. Incoming NCPGA president John Taylor kicked off...

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Here Comes the Sun

As a new pecan growing season begins in earnest, I hope you have your management plan for the new year firmly in your mind. Now is the time to think about the moments where you dropped the ball or the things you did not do so hot on. Perhaps you were late with a spray...

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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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Classifieds for the April 2020 Issue

FOR SALE: 2011 Weiss McNair 9800P Harvester completely rebuilt $40,000. 1996 Weiss McNair 8900P Harvester, excellent condition $30,000. Jack Rabbit Conveyer Cart with Herbst Desticker $12,500. See pictures www.colomboequipment.com or call/text Henry 209-531-8398 APC ELECTIONS: I’m a 5th generation Texas farmer, and I request your vote for Seat 3, Small Grower Member, American Pecan Council,...

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Filled coffee bread made from this recipe.

Filled Coffee Bread

Filled Coffee Bread By Cynthia Diserens Yield: 2 Coffee Cakes | Bake time: 45 minutes Ingredients  Bread: 3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 pkgs. dry yeast (2 ¼ tsp. = 1 pkg.)  1 cup milk ½ cup (1 stick) butter  ¼ cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs Filling: ¾ cup (11/2 sticks)...

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