Nature's Finest Foods, Ltd.

Specializing in the markteting of tree nuts.
October Pecan Consumption Near Record - 11/25/14
  The key to any successful market, or to growing any market, is consumption. While price may have the greatest impact on consumption, without adequate supply, one cannot grow a market. Price therefore becomes irrelevant. Some within the industry fear...
ADM/Golden Peanut Acquires Harrell Nut Company - 11/04/14
On October 31, 2014, Golden Peanut Company, LLC, a subsidiary of ADM announced that they had acquired Harrell Nut Company.  They also announced that with the acquisition, they would be changing their name to Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts.  A copy of the...
The September Cold Storage Data Sends Mixed Signals - 10/24/14
The USDA, National Ag Statistics Service released their September Cold Storage Holdings this past Wednesday.  Using their figure, the 2014 US supply situation shapes up as follows (inshell basis):           Component Quantity 2013 Carry-Out 171,...
'Those Who Fail to Learn From History Are Doomed to Repeat It' - 08/28/14
  ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ (George Santayana-1905). In a 1948 speech to the House of Commons, Winston Churchill changed the quote slightly when he said (paraphrased), ‘Those who fail to learn from history are...
Domestic Pecan Consumption Continues to Increase - 07/23/14
  Normally I would not post two Pecan Market Updates within a week of each other, but due to numerous calls I’ve received since the release of the June Cold Storage Holdings yesterday, I felt it would be helpful to do so. When looking over the cold...
USDA Releases Final 2013 Pecan Crop Figures - 07/17/14
  The USDA published the long awaited, much anticipated, 2013 final crop figure.  They estimated the 2013 pecan crop to be 266.3 million pounds (inshell basis). While earlier industry estimates had put the crop as low as 170 million pounds, based on...
Pecans Continue to be the "Best Buy' for the Money - 06/24/14
The Tri-State Growers concluded their annual meeting Friday with the first grower estimate of the 2014 pecan crop.  Using their figure, the 2014 US supply situation shapes up as follows (inshell basis):            Component Quantity 2013 Carry-Out (...
US Pecan Consumption Continues at a Healthy Pace - 05/08/14
One cannot increase consumption without adequate supply.  Barring the introduction of artificial outside influences such as price supports, protective tariffs, etc., this is always true. Keeping that in mind, as statistics go, March was a very good month...
Near Record February Pecan Cold Storage Holdings - 03/21/14
  While the industry will not get a formal USDA crop estimate until July, with each passing day it is becomes more apparent that this year’s crop was much larger than originally forecast. Not only does it appear that Mexico had a larger than originally...
While Exports to China May Be Down, US Consumption Continues to be Strong - 02/21/14
While the December export figures continue to show a decline in pecan exports over the same period a year ago, almost all of the decline can be attributed to the reduction in the amount of inshell purchased by China; down approximately 46%. This has not...
California and Mexico: Their Impact on the US Pecan Market - 01/22/14
  A recently aired segment on 60 Minutes, as well as several published articles, has focused on the severe drought currently impacting the State of California. Not since the mid-1800’s have conditions been this bad.  Water levels in most of the States...

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