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By Emily Schmall The Associated Press
FORT WORTH, Texas — The humble pecan is being rebranded as more than just pie.
Pecan growers and suppliers are hoping to sell U.S. consumers on the virtues of North America’s only native nut as a hedge against a potential trade war with China, the pecan’s largest export market.
The pecan industry is also trying to crack the fast-growing snack-food industry.