In an uncommon year of surplus, almonds were approved for USDA's Section 32; Texas pecans looking to fill board member seats; mixed weather affecting Southern pecan regions.
September 5, 2022
 
 
Effort secures federal procurement program for almonds

The almond industry doesn’t always have surplus inventory, but big crop years combined with pandemic-related shipping issues created conditions for almonds to participate in the federal program this year.


 
 
 
 
Texas Pecan Board schedules election for 3 at-large members

Nominations forms are available now, and elections will be held Oct. 28, 2022.


 
 
 
 
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Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance issues statement of principles

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Georgia pecan crop needing some sunshine

Solar radiation levels were, for some locations, half of what they should have been, perhaps limiting the tree's ability to finish out kernel fill.


 
 
 
 
Smaller Oklahoma pecan harvest expected this fall

Yields are inconsistent across the region, but native pecan growers may see smaller yields since they don't have the ability to irrigate.


 
 
 
 
 
 
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