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Pecan harvest 2014

Harvest time is here, I hope we are ready. The Texas A&M orchard ‘Pawnees’ should be ready for harvest on Sept. 27 if all goes well. We have about 1 percent of the shucks open with total separation of the nut with a totally brown shell. A few nuts are 95 percent filled because some...

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Marketing for the small pecan grower

Over the past few years, the U.S. pecan industry has seen continual growth and strengthening in the export market. Some credit has to be attributed to USDA programs that support American producers and businesses. Specialty Crop research grants and state Block Grants, crop insurance, and Foreign Agricultural Service marketing programs have all helped to strengthen...

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