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USDA NASS Finally Releases December 2018 Cold Storage Data - 02/22/19
The USDA finally released the December 2018 Cold Storage figures (January numbers are scheduled for release on March 7, 2019), and as expected, inventories continue to be running ahead of last year; 194.9 million pounds (inshell basis) vs 183.9 million...
It's Time that US Growers Quit Blaming US Sheller's for Current Market Conditions - 02/11/19
Let me start by asking a question.  What do the following names have in common: Beatrice Foods, Consolidated Foods, Pet Milk, Nut Tree, Ace Pecan Company, Young Pecan Company, SNA, Gold Kist, Terri Lynn, Tracy Lucky, San Saba Pecan Company and Golden...
A Brief Explanation of Current Market Pricing related to World Pecan Supply, China and US Pecan Sales - 12/28/18
Over the past few days, I have received several calls asking why there is such a significant difference between the USDA Cold Storage and the American Pecan Council’s inventory figures.  When comparing any USDA, FAS, Market News or APC data, it is...
US Pecan Sheller's Find New Ways to Lose Money - 12/12/18
While kernel prices seem to have stabilized over the past few weeks, the pecan market continues to be soft.  Even with the weather-related losses (i.e. Hurricane Michael, heavy rains, etc.), there appears to be plenty of pecans, particularly pieces. As...
APC Data Sheds New Light on USDA NASS and FAS Data Deficiencies - 11/07/18
Having had a few days now to evaluate the recently released American Pecan Council figures for September 2018, as well as last month’s release of the 2017 crop totals, it would be fair to say that the American Pecan Council (APC) is going to be very busy...
USDA September Cold Storage Figures Indicate 29 Million More Pounds in Inventory Than in 2017 - 10/23/18
Yesterday the USDA released the September Cold Storage Holdings.  Using a 50% meat-to-inshell conversion rate, there were 29 million more pounds in inventory than the same period a year ago. Assuming that the figures are accurate, the 2018 US supply...
USDA Releases the 2018 Pecan Crop Estimate, the Impact of Hurrican Michael and The American Pecan Council Releases its 2017 Crop Data - 10/15/18
While it may be months, possibly years, before an accurate assessment of the damage caused by Hurricane Michael can be determined, there is no doubt that the Georgia crop was hurt. Initial estimates put the losses at somewhere between 30 to 45 million...
Record 2017 Pecan Supply Leads to Record US Pecan Consumption - 09/07/18
With Monday’s release by FAS of the 2017 US Pecan export data, the overall supply picture became substantially clearer.  Not only were total exports up over the same period a year ago, so were imports from Mexico and US Domestic Consumption; both records...
May FAS Export Data Suspect. US Pecan Growers Hope to Get Government Reimbusement for Tariff Related Losses - 07/20/18
For those who eagerly await the monthly release of the USDA FAS export data, you probably were surprised to see that the US exported NO inshell to China during the month of May.  While some will say that this is a result of the new tariffs, please...
The USDA NASS Releases Final 2017 Pecan Crop Figures as World Supply Increases Dramatically - 06/27/18
Capping a week of data releases and crop estimates, the USDA released their final 2017 crop estimate today estimating US production at 293.85 million pounds (inshell basis). Using that figure, the 2017 US supply worked out as follows: 2017 Carry-In (44%...

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