7 U.S. Code § 6002 - Definitions
The term “conflict of interest” means a situation in which a member has a direct or indirect financial interest in a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, joint venture, or other business entity dealing directly or indirectly with the Board.
The term “consumer information” means information and programs that will assist consumers and other persons in making evaluations and decisions regarding the purchase, preparation, and use of pecans.
The term “industry information” means information and programs that will lead to the development of new markets and marketing strategies, increased efficiency, and activities to enhance the image of the pecan industry.
The term “in-shell pecan” means a pecan that has a shell that has not been removed.
The term “to market” means to sell or offer to dispose of pecans in any channel of commerce.
The term “person” means any individual, group of individuals, partnership, corporation, association, cooperative, or any other entity.
The term “promotion” means any action taken by the Board, pursuant to this chapter, to present a favorable image of pecans to the public with the express intent of improving the competitive position of pecans in the marketplace and stimulating sales of pecans, including paid advertising.
The term “research” means any type of test, study, or analysis designed to advance the image, desirability, usage, marketability, production, product development, or quality of pecans.
The term “shelled pecan” means a pecan kernel, or portion of a kernel, after the pecan shell has been removed.
The term “United States” means collectively the several States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.