The United States National Agricultural Statistics Service reports that Georgia’s 2020 pecan production “is forecast at 135 million pounds, up 85% from last year. If realized, this will be the largest production since 2007.” Read more here.
The Georgia Pecan Commission is proud to be a sponsor of the new Georgia AG Experience, a mobile STEM based educational program that invites students across Georgia to explore the vast opportunities in agriculture. “Our 36-foot mobile classroom showcases Georgia Agriculture on-the-road. We visit Georgia elementary schools and community organizations, targeting students in grades 3 through…
The American Pecan Commission is working to get pecan nutrition facts and recipes to dietitians across the country. “A survey, conducted by the APC earlier this year, found that 91% of registered dietitians (RDs) would include pecans in their recommendations if they had recipes for including pecans in salads or side dishes — so we’re…
“Stuckey’s, Georgia’s iconic roadside pecan chain, is extending its branches through the acquisition of a fellow family-owned business.” Read more about Stuckey’s new business plan with Georgia’s own Front Porch Pecans!
University of Georgia faculty are set to begin a series of pecan trials this winter to help improve management practices for growers. Continue reading to learn more.
“Peaches and pecans are two of Georgia’s signature crops. When family farms work together to bring that duo to market, well, that’s Genuine Georgia.” Read the Genuine Georgia story here.
On June 12th, 2020, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp recognized the hardworking Georgians who are the backbone of our state’s number one industry. Continue reading to learn more.
The new Georgia Dept of Agriculture’s “Buy Georgia Grown, Now More Than Ever” campaign is partnering with local governments to connect farmers directly to consumers. “We are excited to offer this great opportunity to help bridge the gap between consumers in metro areas and our farmers in South Georgia,” says Gary Black, GA Ag Commissioner….
Keeping your home stocked with heart healthy, versatile foods is important. Pack your pantry with Georgia pecans! Tip: Store them in your freezer for the freshest taste! Read more here.
“Georgia lawmakers are working on designating the pecan as the state’s official nut. Pecans are an important crop here, and Georgia has historically been the top pecan producing state in the country.” Read the story here.