Biden-Harris Administration Invests $266 Million to Help Rural Business Owners, Farmers and Ranchers Lower Energy Costs, Generate Income, and Expand Operations, as Part of Investing in America Agenda

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2023 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is awarding $266 million in loans and grants to agriculture producers and rural small businesses to make investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements that will lower their energy costs, generate new income, and strengthen the resilience of their operation…....

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Sammie Singh, Sr. in June 1978.

In Memory of Sammie Singh Sr.

In loving memory of SAMMIE QUESADA SINGH, SR., he was a caring father, grandfather, uncle, friend, and mentor, who rejoined our heavenly father on Friday, July 7, 2023, while at home surrounded by his family. Sammie lived a beautiful and fulfilling 91 years of life. Orphaned at only 16 years of age, life presented its...

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Banner image to represent the Pecan Crop Corner

The August 2023 Crop Corner

The Crop Corner provides seasonal updates throughout the industry and continues in Pecan South’s August 2023 magazine. The Crop Corner will take a break after this issue as The Pecan Newsletter returns on September 15, 2023.  The Pecan Newsletter is a weekly harvest and market newsletter published from mid-September through January. Read a sample of...

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A pecan snack mix from the APPB's summer marketing.

Summer Marketing Updates from the APC and APPB

The American Pecan Promotion Board continues to reach consumers across traditional and social media and to produce a range of paid content live on Facebook and Instagram (@eatpecans), featuring pecan recipes, benefits, and animations to engage our target audience. As part of the APPB’s paid social content development, we partnered with content creator Emily Laurae...

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Pecan sliders dressed up and served on a wooden platter. These sliders play into several food trends in 2021.

Growing Snack Category Offers Opportunities for Pecans

Americans love to snack. But during the pandemic, snacking surged even more as people turned to food to help ease stress, boredom, and depression. According to the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Food and Health Survey, snacking jumped 15% from 2021 to 2022. Today, snacking isn’t slowing down. The trend continues to remain high, except...

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This mature pecan tree exhibits signs of stress as the extreme heat and drought continue this summer.

More Heat, More Tree Stress

The heat has been brutal in Texas for the last month or so, but then again, it is summer and supposed to be hot! Typically, pecan trees can take the heat if they have enough water. But now we see signs of stress even on 300-year-old native pecan trees. Most native pecans grow on great,...

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