USDA Seeks Nominees for American Pecan Promotion Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominees for the American Pecan Promotion Board (APPB). Nominees are needed to fill six seats for members whose terms end on Sep. 30, 2023, and one vacant seat with a term that ends on Sep. 30, 2024. The American Pecan Promotion Board seeks nominees for the following...

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5th Annual Harvest Photo Contest Entries

We had so many fantastic entries for our 5th Annual Harvest Photo Contest that we couldn’t help but share them all with you. Participants were able to submit photos from October 15, 2022, to Jan. 11, 2023. The winning photo—featured at the top of this article—appeared on the cover of our February 2023 magazine. Thank you...

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Carl Bissett wears a white cowboy hat and a red polka-dot button down with a brown blazer. He gives a big smile toward the camera.

Remembering Carl James Bissett

“We are heartbroken to share the news of Carl Bissett’s passing,” Blair Krebs, Publisher of Pecan South, writes. “Carl was a constant presence in the pecan industry, leading Bissett Specialty Equipment and generously sharing his time with many of the families involved. I was lucky to have known Carl for my entire career, and among...

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APPB Shares Q1 Marketing Campaign Recap

Pecans started marketing strong during the holiday season. In the December 2022 article, the American Pecan Promotion Board updated Pecan South readers on the upcoming campaigns taking place throughout the holiday season. Below are the results from those marketing campaigns carried out for pecans during the first quarter of the pecan industry’s current fiscal year,...

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Let the Sunshine in This Growing Season

As we ponder the 2023 growing season, some serious concerns come to mind. Still, having said that, it is really nothing out of the ordinary when it comes to agriculture and the risks farmers take every year. Many times you have to wonder why they would do it. Reckon it is just something that gets...

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