Thursday, May 9, 2013

PROPOSED Legislation Could Affect Pecan Growers

SHREVEPORT, La. – Pecan growers meeting at the LSU AgCenter Pecan Research Station May 3 heard that proposed federal regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act could have a major effect on their operations.

“This has caused considerable concern among all fresh produce growers,” said LSU AgCenter Associate Vice Chancellor Rogers Leonard.

“There is no doubt there will be more strict guidelines in place, and they won’t all be pleasant to implement. They probably will increase producers' input costs for production,” Leonard said. “Many of the farmers markets across the state ultimately could be affected.”  Click on LSU AgCenter for more on this topic.

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