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

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

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...

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A wooden bowl filled with all sorts of tree nuts, including pecans, almonds, pistachios, macadamias, and cashews.

Nut Consumption Improves Cognitive Function and Modulates Gut Bacteria, New Study Suggests

Nov. 10, 2022—A recent INC-funded study published in the Journal of Nutrition showed that after four weeks of consumption of nuts in a healthy non-elderly sample, there are positive effects on cognitive function as well as modulation of microbial taxa associated with gut health.  The goal of this clinical study was to examine the effects of...

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The four judges for the Texas Pecan Show gather around a table and examine plates filled with pecan kernels.

In Search of Texas’ Best Pecans

Being the best at something isn’t taken lightly in Texas. High school football and marching bands. Barbeque and Tex-Mex food.e Youth rodeos and livestock shows. Trophy bucks and large-mouth bass. Beauty pageants and cheer competitions. From the Texas State Fair to the small town festivals around the state, everything from homemade quilts to classic cars...

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Cover image for the 2022 Marketing Guide—a list of pecan buyers. The graphic shows the words the 2021 Marketing Guide with a background of pecans in 5-pound sacks.

November 2022 Marketing Guide

Published from September through November, Pecan South‘s Marketing Guide provides a list of pecan buyers from across the industry who are looking to purchase nuts from the 2022 crop. Download the complete 2022 Marketing Guide from our November issue here. Many pecan growers use this guide as a reference when looking for pecan buyers and processors....

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Rows of young pecan trees as far as the eye can see below a bright blue sky at Raptor Ag.

Raptor Ag’s Giant Leap into Pecan Growing

During the first two months of 2022, a company in Oklahoma conducted a massive undertaking: planting 100,600 pecan trees within five weeks on 1,040 acres. Funded by investors, Raptor Ag made its foray into pecans with the goal of going further than any grower before.  “I’ve been around for a while, and [when] they told...

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