Feb 10, 2023USDA seeks nominees for American Pecan Promotion Board
USDA is seeking nominees for the American Pecan Promotion Board. Nominees are needed to fill six seats for members whose terms end on Sept. 30, 2023, and one vacant seat with a term that ends on Sept. 30, 2024.
The American Pecan Promotion Board is seeking nominees for the following seats:
- Four producer seats representing the Western Region
- Two importer seats
- One vacant producer seat representing the Central Region
Members appointed to the producer and importer seats will serve three-year terms. The member appointed to the vacant seat will serve a one-year term.
The Western Region consists of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, plus any states in the U.S. whose land mass is in the Mountain or Pacific Time zones, plus any U.S. territories in the Pacific Ocean. The Central Region consists of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, plus any U.S. state with the majority of its land mass is in the Central Time Zone.
The board is made up of 17 industry members including ten producers and seven importers.
To serve on the board, producers and importers must have produced or imported more than 50,000 pounds of inshell pecans (25,000 pounds of shelled pecans), on average, for four fiscal periods. Producers who produce pecans in more than one region may seek nomination only in the region in which they produce the majority of their pecans.
More information about the board is available on the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) American Pecan Promotion Board webpage or on the board’s website at www.eatpecans.com. You may also contact the American Pecan Promotion Board at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (817) 985-3034, or USDA Marketing Specialist Alex Caryl at Alexandra.Caryl@usda.gov or by phone at (202) 253-4768.