U.S. Senators Say Pecans Need More Promotion Funding

Seven Republican senators “express strong concern” about the recent trade promotion funding from the USDA Regional Agricultural Promotion Program (RAPP), which they say “appears to unjustly support markets for various tree nuts over pecans.” In a letter to Secretary Tom Vilsack, the senators say the new RAPP program heavily favors the almond, walnut, and pistachio...

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Smart Apply Welcomes Lasseter Tractor as an Authorized Dealer, Adds Six Locations in South Georgia

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (June 4, 2024)  – – Smart Apply, Inc., maker of the Intelligent Spray Control System that enables high value crop growers to achieve significant reductions in chemical use and costs, automate spraying, minimize environmental impact, and capture data while spraying, today announced that Lasseter Tractor Company is now an authorized Smart Apply dealer. Smart Apply’s dealer network now includes nearly 460...

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National Pecan Shellers Association Transitions to New Management in Summer 2024

The National Pecan Shellers Association announces that it will change management from Kellen to the Texas Pecan Growers Association (TPGA) this summer.  “NPSA’s current management company, Kellen, has served us well over the past 20+ years, but increasingly, the membership felt we should explore our options,” says NPSA President Alex Willson. “After much behind-the-scenes work,...

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Pecan Industry Collaborates to Bring Pecans to India Through USDA Agricultural Trade Mission

The American Pecan Council (APC), along with the Georgia and New Mexico State Departments of Agriculture (GDA and NMDA), Georgia Pecan Growers Association (GPGA), and the Georgia Pecan Commission, attended a recent USDA agricultural trade mission to India aimed at growing the industry’s global relationships to drive exports. The week-long mission included opportunities for both...

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