USDA Recruiting U.S. Exporters for September Trade Mission to Vietnam

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service is accepting applications from current and potential U.S. exporters for a trade mission to Vietnam, Sept. 9-13, 2024. Participants will attend events in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, and will also have the opportunity to engage with visiting buyers from Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, and Thailand. “Markets...

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Cows wander and graze through a shaded pecan grove.

Noble Research Institute Receives 2024 Greenacres Foundation Grant to Further Regenerative Agriculture Research in Pecans

ARDMORE, Okla.—Noble Research Institute, the nation’s largest nonprofit agricultural research organization, has been given a 2024 Regenerative Agriculture Research Grant from the Greenacres Foundation to advance its ongoing pecan-focused research. The $295,000 grant was awarded to aid the organization’s study of pecan silvopasture and measuring improved soil health’s impact on building profitable and resilient systems. In line...

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USDA Releases Report for 2023 Pecan Crop

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts Summary for the 2023 crop. This annual report provides “preliminary and annual summaries of acreage, yield, production, use, price and value by states of the noncitrus fruit and nut crop by state.” The data is gathered through monthly and annual grower surveys. According...

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Applications open for BattleGround to Breaking Ground Cohort 16

Applications are now open for Cohort 16 of the BattleGround to Breaking Ground program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The BattleGround to Breaking Ground project is a four-phase educational program available to veterans, active-duty military and their families, as well as beginning farmers and ranchers. “This project provides online education, hands-on training, disability support services, mentorships, peer support...

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Logo for the American Pecans marketing brand. It reads: American Pecans: The Original Supernut. The brand is promoted and managed by the American Pecan Council, under a federal marketing order. Pecan growers in the U.S. can vote to continue the APC in the 2021 FMO referendum.

APC Representatives Await Your Vote

Fort Worth, TX—The American Pecan Council (APC) is conducting its election of pecan growers and shellers to serve as members and alternates for a four-year term of office beginning on October 1, 2024. Seats are currently open for five growers, three shellers, one accumulator, and one public member, as well as their respective alternate seats....

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Rows of mature pecan trees border a road in Arkansas. Their dark green canopies stretch across the road forming an arch.

Arkansas Pecan Growers Prepare to Host Pecan Tour May 18

With only about 7,000 acres of pecans grown across Arkansas, it may not be the state’s most abundant crop—but for those in the know, it’s certainly one of the most beloved. The Cooperative Extension Service and the Arkansas Pecan Growers Association will co-host the Arkansas Pecan Growers Summer Farm Tour on May 18. The tour...

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Aerial view of a pecan orchard.

The In-Between Month of May

May is one of those in-between months in the pecan orchard. The season has started and management activities are wide open, but given the economics of pecan production today, it might be valuable to look around for a second, think about what’s going on in the tree, and consider what they really need this time...

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Letter from the Editor: “May 2024”

Dear Reader, I’ve recently become obsessed with “The Amazing Race” on CBS. Have you heard of it? It’s a reality competition show where teams of two race around the world for a million dollars. Throughout the competition, they must complete various challenges, overcome language barriers, navigate unfamiliar terrain and city streets, rely on their physical...

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Adult black aphid sits on a pecan leaf.

Using Aphids to Manage Aphids

Pest management needs and challenges from season to season always change, sometimes more or less than the previous season. This change is evident with the annual variability in populations of the three species of aphids that regularly feed on pecan foliage. Some seasons are worse when greater aphid numbers cause more feeding injury and honeydew...

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