Issue Cover

Marketing Order Vote Underway

Anticipating there would be news to report on the effort to implement a Federal Marketing Order for pecans, American Pecan Board President Mike Adams was featured on two recent regional pecan conference agendas. Speaking at both the Southeastern Pecan Growers conference and the Western Pecan Growers conference, Adams suggested that a “new day is dawning”...

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WPGA Hosts 50th Annual Conference

Deputy Under Secretary of Agriculture Gary Woodward, from USDA’s Marketing and Regulatory Programs division in Washington DC, led off the Western Pecan Growers Association’s 50th annual conference and trade show on March 7 with comments on several issues of interest to the pecan industry. “There are two issues before you that will impact your industry...

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U.S. Pecans Make Progress in Middle East

After many hours of travel, the U.S. Pecan team landed with cowboy hats in hand and ready to market pecans at the Gulfood Trade Show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). Well, only some of us had a cowboy hat, but the team was loaded with information about pecans to share with people from all...

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Rapid Pecan Establishment

Planting pecan trees is not an easy task. In anticipation of a beautiful mature orchard, one can hope for the best but end up with dead trees or trees that refuse to grow. This idea is not original—Professor Fred Brison called planting pecans, “a rendezvous with death”. During the last five years we have established 14...

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SEPGA Program Provides Updates on Industry Issues

A major topic of conversation at recent regional pecan grower conferences was the proposed Federal Marketing Order for pecans, covered elsewhere in this issue. But there was more news to report to the industry and Charles Rohla of Oklahoma’s Noble Foundation led off the agenda at the Southeastern Pecan Growers convention in Florida with some...

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