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Pecan Prices Approach Record Levels - 12/22/15
The USDA released their November Cold Storage figures today, and while pecan consumption continued at a healthy pace through November, that is certain to change in the months ahead. With walnuts now trading at almost $4.00 per pound less than pecans,...
USDA Releases their October 2015 Cold Storage Holdings - 11/23/15
  The USDA released their October Cold Storage figures today. Based on the USDA figures, the 2015 supply situation shapes up as follows: 2014 Carry-out                                                121,319,000 2015 US Crop (USDA estimate...
USDA Releases First 2015 Pecan Crop Estimate - 10/12/15
In September 1986, the USDA projected a US Crop of approximately 180 million pounds; considerably smaller than anyone in the industry had expected. As one might imagine, prices in the field climbed dramatically. Meat prices also soared. Fearing that...
Mexico Reports Record 2014 Pecan Crop/August Cold Storage Dissappearance Dissappointing - 09/22/15
For the first time ever, the Mexican pecan crop was larger than the US crop.  Based on Mexican Government figures released on July 31, 2015, the Mexican crop was just under 271 million pounds compared to a US crop of 264 million pounds.  With Mexico...
Pecan Consumption Appears to Top 500 Million Pounds - 08/06/15
While there are still two months to go in the 2014 crop year, it would appear to be a year of records for the Pecan industry; record overall consumption, record exports, record domestic consumption and record imports from Mexico.  Based on recently...
Tri-State Growers Release First 2015 Pecan Crop Estimate - 06/23/15
The Tri-State Growers (Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi) concluded their annual meeting this past Friday with the first crop estimate of the season.  While the crop is projected to be larger than the 2014 crop, 283 million pounds vs 265 million pounds...
Increased Consumption Can Be A 'Double-Edged' Sword - 05/29/15
The South African pecan harvest is progressing well with many expecting the crop to be as big as, or larger, than last year’s crop.  However, early data indicates that individual nut size is smaller than expected.  While the Chinese prefer to purchase...
Pecan Consumption Continues to Soar - 04/10/15
Pecan consumption continues to increase at a record pace. Based on the recent Cold Storage figures (released 3/23/15) and the Foreign Ag Statistics figures released last Thursday, pecan exports are up 38.5% with China accounting for 54% of all US pecan...
As Pecan Prices Firm, The South African Pecan Industry Prepares for the Future - 03/06/15
March 6, 2015 – Having just returned from South Africa, I cannot help but be impressed with the state of the South African pecan industry.  While their shelling industry is not much to speak of, their pecan orchards, and the farmers who own them, are to...
USDA Releases Preliminary 2014 Pecan Crop Estimate - 01/25/15
The USDA, National Ag Statistics Service released their 2014 Preliminary Crop Summary today, and as expected, lowered their projection for the 2014 pecan crop to 265,370,000 pounds (inshell basis). While many within the industry feel that the figures for...

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