What is U.S. Pecans?
In 2010, pecan organizations and associations throughout the United States joined forces to promote U.S. grown pecans in export markets. This export promotional effort, known as U.S. Pecans, is operated by the National Pecan Growers Council. NPGC became a first-time cooperator with USDA FAS in 2011 and received Market Access Program (MAP) funding, as well as EMP (Emerging Markets Program) funding. In 2011, U.S. Pecans participated in promotional activities in Canada, Dubai UAE, India, China, Germany and France. In addition to funding from FAS in 2011, grower groups contributed matching funds. These efforts to expand exports of U.S. pecans will continue in 2012 and beyond.