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A few weeks after the elections, in a much-needed gesture of goodwill, I apologized to millions of Americans for having mispronounced “pecan.” No, it wasn’t easy to eat a piece of my own humble pie. Both blunder and apology came during guest spots on the radio show “All Things Considered.” A year ago, in response […]

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Pecan Pie in 5 Easy Steps

November 16th, 2016 by Diane Jackson

Pecan Pie in 5 Easy Steps The National Pecan Shellers Association Shares Holiday Recipes Atlanta, Ga. – Nov. 15, 2016 – The holidays aren’t quite complete without having a traditional pecan pie on your dessert table. This rich delicacy is most often served between Thanksgiving and New Year’s and is a long-held Southern favorite. From […]

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Are Americans About to Go Nuts For Pecans?

September 9th, 2016 by Diane Jackson

Though often associated with high-calorie holiday desserts and delectably sweet treats, pecans have distinguished themselves as not only a tantalizingly tasty nut, but also a surprisingly healthful food. One of the few tree nuts indigenous to North America, pecans are vitamin and mineral powerhouses, providing thiamine, folate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and zinc, while also containing […]

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Southern Farm & Garden Magazine

August 29th, 2016 by Diane Jackson

Sneak Peak! PRAISE THE PECAN! Southern Farm & Garden takes an inside look at The Pecan.  Begin with an excerpt from James McWilliams book, The Pecan, a History of America’s Native Nut. Pecan trees were thriving in southern North America when Native Americans crossed the Bering Strait, or perhaps entered by boat farther down the Pacific […]

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The USDA approved a federal marketing order (FMO) for the pecan industry earlier this year, enabling the industry to collect mandatory dues that will go towards marketing and research efforts for US pecans. Last week, the industry started the nomination process for members of a new American Pecan Council, which will decide how the funds […]

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