Albany Herald – Georgia Pecans May Soon Rival Almonds and Pistachios in Public Profile

ALBANY — Consumers across the country may soon be hearing about pecans the way they do about pistachios, beef and milk, as the American pecan industry looks to have its own federal marketing order (FMO) that could greatly boost the commodity’s profile. If secured, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) FMO would authorize the promotion, data collection and research activities of pecans in 15 states, including Georgia, which is the nation’s largest pecan producing state, producing an average of 88 million pounds of the nuts annually.

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