American Pecan Promotion Board Call for Nominees

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominees for the American Pecan Promotion Board. Nominees are needed to fill five seats for members whose terms will begin Oct. 1, 2024, and end Sept. 30, 2027. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 16, 2024.

The American Pecan Promotion Board is seeking nominees for the following seats:

  • Three producer seats representing the Central Region
  • Two importer seats

The Central Region consists of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas, plus any U.S. state with the majority of its land mass in the Central Time Zone.

The board is made up of 17 industry members including ten producers and seven importers. To serve on the board, producers and importers must have produced or imported more than 50,000 pounds of inshell pecans (25,000 pounds of shelled pecans), on average, for four fiscal periods.  Producers who produce pecans in more than one region may seek nomination only in the region in which they produce the majority of their pecans.

More information about the board is available on the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) American Pecan Promotion Board webpage or on the board’s website at  For nomination information, contact the Board office by email at or by phone at (817) 985-3034, or USDA Marketing Specialist Matthew Collins at or by phone at (202) 720-8085.