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American Pecan Council and American Pecan Promotion Board Together Announce New CEO

Fort Worth, TX—The pecan industry welcomes a new but seasoned leader to grow pecan demand at home and abroad. Anne Warden has been named the CEO of both the American Pecan Council and the American Pecan Promotion Board, signaling another important step these organizations are taking to deepen the industry’s unity and further expand the...

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A barrel full of inshell pecans with a metal scooper resting on top of the nuts.

Ahead of Farm Bill, Alabama Senator Introduces Bill to Add Pecans to Senior Nutritional Program

WASHINGTON—As Congress prepares to pass the next five-year Farm Bill, U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) today introduced the Farmers’ Market Expansion Act, a bill that would make pecans and other tree nuts eligible for the USDA’s Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). “I just spent the month of August with Alabama’s farmers to get ready...

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2023 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 2023 crop. Download the complete 2023 Marketing Guide from our September issue here. Many pecan growers use this guide as a reference when looking for pecan buyers and processors....

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A look at feeder roots in the soil. These thin, hairlike roots stretch throughout the soil in clumps and tangles.

Pecan Roots—A Sight Unseen

Our eyes are one of our best tools for learning about our trees. It’s a relatively simple thing to see what’s going on in a tree canopy, but it’s a much more difficult process to see what’s going on underground with the tree’s root system. More than that, usually, when we look at roots, we...

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Around the Industry: TPGA 2023 Conference

Texas Pecan Growers Association Gathers for Annual Conference and Trade Show The Texas Pecan Growers Association ventured to Denton, Texas, from July 30 through August 2 for its 102nd annual Conference and Trade Show at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center Hotel. In addition to hearing several talks from pecan specialists and industry...

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Around the Industry: Arizona Pecan Growers Conference

Arizona Pecan Growers Association meets for 2023 Conference and Trade Show Tthe Arizona Pecan Growers Association (APGA) gathered on Aug. 24 to 25 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Par in Tuscon, Arizona, for its 2023 Annual Conference. Arizona pecan growers and industry members caught up, attended educational seminars, and discussed the...

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Two rows of fairly young pecan trees separated by a separate of grass.

The Pecan Tree in September

Over time, the best growers learn, in many ways, to think like a pecan tree. If you want to know what to provide to the trees and when to get optimal performance and production from them, you have to understand what is going on inside the pecan tree at various critical times throughout the growing...

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a tractor driving through the pecan orchard

Principles over Practices

Last year, I had the opportunity to attend the Ranching for Profit School conducted by Ranch Management Consultants. While the school targeted livestock producers, I quickly recognized that pecan producers could benefit from a similar school. The school was more of a business course focused on helping individuals (owners or managers) learn how to develop...

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