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Mature crop lays scattered on an orchard floor in Georgia after Hurricane Michael. RMA's changes to the Pecan Revenue policy will help growers impacted by this storm.

USDA RMA Updates Pecan Revenue Policy

As a result of talks with the National Pecan Federation, the USDA Risk Management Agency announced last week some changes under the Pecan Revenue policy for calculating approved average revenue for insured pecan orchards, recovering from hurricane damage. These changes can help some growers impacted by Hurricane Michael and may provide support to pecan growers...

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Classifieds for October 2020

SAVAGE CRACKING EQUIPMENT, air cracker 238S, sheller 405S, 2 elevators 704S, inspection 3-step table 520S, aspirator/outside bin, Meyers 5-step meat sizer, 2 SNT rerun units with fan, stainless foot operated sacker. All are in excellent shape 580-371-5228 Tishomingo, OK. FOR SALE: Two Meyers blowers for shell separation. One Meyers double stack blower. Three Stainless Steel...

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Digital image for APC's 2021 marketing campaign, The Super Safe Debate. The graphic shows two pins with the different pronunciations for pecan and encourages people to vote. APC campaign focuses on healthy snackers.

APC Campaign Calls All Healthy Snackers

COVID-19 has changed consumer behaviors worldwide. Recent data states that 54 percent of consumers are cooking and baking more. There has also been a 39 increase in snack category sales—both healthy and indulgent. Consumers are very concerned with their health. Google searches for immunity boosters like antioxidants, healthy diets like Keto or Mediterranean, and plant-based...

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Rows of mature trees without a cover crop at 3SA for Veterans' orchard in Eldorado, Texas. This nonprofit pecan orchard helps vets.

A Nonprofit Harvests Pecans, Helps Veterans

Near the small, West Texas town of Eldorado, a nonprofit transforms a small pecan orchard this harvest into a safe place for veterans with disabilities to find community, support, and employment. Superior Solutions and Services in Aging for Veterans, or 3SA for Veterans for short, is a 501(c) nonprofit charity in San Angelo, Texas, that...

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Four bottles of wine with accompanying glasses sit on display with a bowl of raw pecans and a pecan-crusted cheese ball. This picture demonstrates what can be found in the Texas Pecan and Wine tasting kit from the Texas Pecan Board.

Toasting Texas Pecan Month with Texas Wine

As October marks Texas Pecan and Texas Wine months, the Texas Pecan Board invites Texans across the state to celebrate these two great agriculture products all month long. To celebrate, the Texas Pecan Board will be hosting a virtual pecan and wine tasting, in collaboration with Texas Fine Wine, led by Sommelier Jessica Dupuy and...

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This tree has a very heavy crop load with many clusters with 4 to five shucks. The grower will need to thin these nuts to maintain their crop.

Getting a Handle on Your 2020 Crop

How can it be that it is harvest time once again? It seems that time is flying in these uncommon times! Still your pecan trees have carried on, despite the current challenges. Hopefully, you have been able to keep up with your tree management program and develop a plan to manage your crop load as...

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A large mature pecan tree was split in half by Hurricane Laura.

Two States, Two Storms, Devastation Abounds

While preparing for this harvest season, pecan producers in Louisiana and Alabama faced two devastating hurricanes.  Growers in Louisiana endured Hurricane Laura at the end of August. Making landfall as a Category 4, Hurricane Laura is recorded as the strongest storm to hit Louisiana in 160 years. Yes, outpacing Hurricane Katrina and earning itself the...

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