986 Pecans

American Pecan Council Meeting -
April 16, 2017

The American Pecan Council met on April 16, 2017.

Meeting Agenda (pdf)

American Pecan Council Meeting - November 16-17, 2016 

The American Pecan Council met for the first time on November 16-17, 2016 in Houston, TX.  The meeting was open to the public for full industry participation.  

Timeline of Events (pdf)
Agenda (pdf)
Meeting Summary (pdf)
Meeting Minutes (pdf)

American Pecan Council Meeting– February 21-23, 2017 

The American Pecan Council met on February 21-23, 2017 in Biloxi, MS.  The meetings was open to the public for full industry participation.  

APC Agenda (doc)
Meeting Minutes (pdf)

Crop Shipping Season: Fiscal year begins October 1 and ends September 30 of each year

Production Area: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas

Order Authorities

The marketing order authorizes data collection; research and promotion activities; and regulation of grade, size, quality, pack and containers for pecans. The order went into effect on August 2, 2016. View the full regulationFinal Order and Supporting Information.

  • Quality Regulations: The marketing order authorizes grade, quality, and size regulations to maintain pecan quality shipped to consumers. 
  • Research and Promotion: The marketing order authorizes research and promotion programs. 
  • Pack and Container Requirements: The marketing order authorizes pack and container regulations.  
  • Data Collection:  The Council will develop ways for the industry to collect production and handling data needed to make informed marketing decisions.

Committee Structure

The American Pecan Council will be comprised of six sheller members, nine producer members representing three districts, an accumulator member and a public member. Each member will have one alternate. Initial members and alternates will be nominated to four-year terms. View a list of members and alternates (pdf).          

Contact Information

Alexander J. Ott
Executive Director
American Pecan Council
3880 Hulen Street, Suite 105
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: (817) 916-0020
Fax: (866) 232-0085
Email: aott@americanpecan.com
Website: www.americanpecan.com

USDA/AMS Contact

Director, Marketing Order and Agreement Division
Specialty Crops Program, Agricultural Marketing Service
Phone: (202) 720-2491