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New legislation could help pecan farmers market their crops

New legislation could help pecan farmers market their crops. (Source: WALB) New legislation could help pecan farmers market their crops. (Source: WALB)
The bill could be approved sometime late this year.  (Source: WALB) The bill could be approved sometime late this year.  (Source: WALB)
Hilton Segler (Source: WALB) Hilton Segler (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Pecan growers hope legislation pushed by a south Georgia Congressman gets passed.

Congressman Sanford Bishop is working on a bill to require the National Agricultural Statistics Service to include pecans in its preliminary reports.

Pecans were cut out two years ago due to budget cuts.

The Executive Director of the US Pecan Growers Association Hilton Segler said that the legislation would provide growers with accurate information to help them market their crops.

"It's going to help small growers, large growers, buyers, industry overall. Give them accurate data on crop size, crop condition, and inventories," said Segler.

The bill could be approved sometime late this year. 

80 percent of the world's pecan production is in the US, 40 percent is in Georgia. 

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