AMERICAN PECAN COUNCIL
This rule establishes a marketing agreement and order (order) for pecans grown in Alabama,
Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New
Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas. The order provides authority to collect industry data and to conduct
research and promotion activities. In addition, the order provides authority for the industry to recommend grade,
quality and size regulation, as well as pack and container regulation, subject to approval by the Department of
Agriculture (USDA). The program will be financed by assessments on handlers of pecans grown in the production area
and will be locally administered, under USDA oversight, by the American Pecan Council (Council).
HANDLER PORTAL REGISTRATION PROCESS
All handlers will submit their monthly reporting forms through the handler reporting portal. The registration details for the portal are outlined below.
1. Visit https://accounts.pecanportal.com/register to access the registration form. Input your email address and create a username and password. Be sure to remember your username and password.
Also, provide your Handler Company Name and Handler Number for account verification.
New account registrations are pending APC administrative approval. Please be patient as we verify your account.
2. When your user account is approved, you will receive an email notification. You will be able to login at https://pecanportal.com to access your account using the username and password you created at registration.
ROLE OF THE AMERICAN PECAN COUNCIL
The marketing order authorizes data collection; research and promotion activities; and
regulation of grade, size, quality, pack and containers for pecans. The Council is 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. The Council assists the
Secretary of Agriculture with the operations of the program: quality regulations, research and promotion, pack and
container requirements, and data collection.
THE PECAN HANDLER
All handlers of pecans are under the jurisdiction of the Marketing Order. A handler is defined
as anyone who receives, shells, cracks, accumulates, warehouses, roasts, packs, sells, consigns, transports,
exports, or ships (except as a common or contract carrier of pecans owned by another person), or in any other way to
put inshell or shelled pecans into any and all markets in the stream of commerce either within the area of
production or from such area to any point outside thereof. The term “to handle” shall not include: sales and
deliveries within the area of production by growers to handlers; grower warehousing; custom handling (except for
selling, consigning or exporting) or other similar activities paid for on a fee-for-service basis by a grower who
retains the ownership of the pecans; or transfers between handlers. All handlers are required to comply with the Marketing
Order Rules and Regulations. Click here for a list of pecan handlers.
GROWERS OPERATING AS A HANDLERS
Some scenarios of growers operating as a handler include shelling product, directly exporting,
and selling direct to consumer in retail.
If you have any questions regarding the status of your operation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handlers can now access an electronic reporting platform which streamlines the reporting process. To learn more, you can access the recorded webinar discussing the portal.
2021 CROP YEAR OPERATIONS CALENDAR:
The handler crop year is from September 1st through August 31st of each year. Handlers are
required to submit reporting forms regarding the U.S. pecans received, shipments, inventory, commitments, transfers
to another handler, exports, imports, and U.S. pecans shipped to Mexico to be shelled and then returned to the U.S.
as shelled meats. You can review all reporting form requirement and assessment deadlines in the 2021
crop year Operations Calendar.
Please send assessments and forms to:
American Pecan Council P.O. Box 100398 Fort Worth, Texas 76185 Email: email@example.com Fax: 866-232-0085 Please direct all questions
and/or comments to the American Pecan Council office at 817-916-0020
or you may contact us by email, firstname.lastname@example.org
eCFR – Code of Federal Regulations (PDF)
Identifying the Handler (PDF) FAQ’s – Forms and Assessments (PDF)
Schedule of Forms Due Dates (PDF)