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March Cold Storage Holdings the Third HIghest ever. However, Comsumption also Appears to be Higher. - 04/22/19
The USDA NASS released the March Cold Storage Holdings today, and as might have been expected, revised upward the February holdings by approximately ten million pounds (inshell basis).  Why was this expected, because of the American Pecan Council report...
The American Pecan Council convenes the Pecan Industry's first-ever Pecan Congress - 04/11/19
For the better part of the past fifty years, the pecan industry has struggled to find its identity.  Unlike the almond and walnut industries where both grower and processor shared common geography, labor costs, environmental laws, etc., the pecan...
From the 'Hen' House - USDA Revised 2018 Pecan Crop Figures and their Impact on the Market - 03/28/19
There continues to be a lively conversation within the industry relative to total supply and consumption.  The recently revised USDA/NASS 2018 crop estimate did not seem to help much.  Due to weather related losses, they reduced their October estimate...
Welcome to the 'Hen House' - 03/15/19
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” – William Burke While the actual originator of the above quote has been widely debated, its relevance has not. Too many times, especially in today’s politically correct...
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...

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