Nature's Finest Foods, Ltd.

Specializing in the markteting of tree nuts.

Articles

US Business Executive, by Nick Randall and Matt Dodge, September 23, 2016 , 12/22/16
Nature's Finest Foods, Ltd. - A Commitment to Industry Advocacy and Consulting in the Pecan Market
Selected as an 'Industry Leader,' the article reviews the business philosophy of Nature's Finest Foods and some of it's current projects
10/26/16
USDA Announces Newly Elected American Pecan Council Members
The attached PDF file is a list of those individuals who have been elected to the newly created American Pecan Council.
Rabobank Food & Agribusiness research & Advisory July 2016 Newsletter; Vernon Crowder, Fresh Product Sr. Analyst, James Williamson, Fresh Produce Associate Analyst , 09/12/16
U.S. Pecans - Fighting for Their Share
An investors view of the potential impact the new Federal Marketing Order could have on the US Pecan Industry
MetLife Agricultural Finance - Summer Quarterly 2016; Trevor Warren, Associate Western Regional Office , 08/12/16
Smaller Pecan Industry Aiming to Emulate Larger Tree Nuts
The MetLife Agricultural Market Research team presents a brief overview of the impact China has had on the pecan industry and the possible impact of the recently passed Federal Marketing Order.
US Department of Agriculture, Fruit & Tree Nuts Outlook: Economic Insight - March 27, 2015 , 03/30/15
China's Potential as an Export Market for Tree Nuts
'China has grown to become a significant market for U.S. tree nut exports, despite being a global leader in tree nut production itself.'
Benzinga.com, October 31, 2014 , 11/04/14
ADM/Golden Peanut Acquires Harrell Nut Company
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.
US Business Executive - Summer 2014 , 09/03/14
Nature's Finest Foods - Industry expertise in tree nut brokerage
An overview of the company's history and business philosophy
FoodNews and The Public Ledger, August 22, 2014 , 08/28/14
Pecan Price Gap Narrows But Market Still Bullish
The price gap between halves and pieces has narrowed but the spread remains quite strong......
Produce Business - 25th Anniversary Issue, October 2013 , 10/30/13
Industry Meets Pecan Challenges Head-On
An overview of how the Pecan industry has handled the challenges of the past few years particularly as to the impact China has had on the market
Abstract for the presentation made at the Oklahoma Growers Annual Meeting, June 28, 2013, Ardmore, OK. Also Published in the September 2013 issue of Pecan South titled 'Recent events underscore need for cooperation, leadership.' , 06/28/13
Anatomy of a Market Crash: An Overview of the 2012-2013 Pecan Crop
While record high prices may have been the greatest contributing factor to the current market malaise, there were a number of other factors that contributed to the severe market decline. The presentation focus' on six of the factors that led to the market's decline.
CNN Money - January 31, 2013 , 01/31/13
'China's latest investment craze: US pecans'
Attracted by their perceived health benefits, the Chinese are gobbling up pecans from the United States in record amounts.
Dallas Star-Telegram, Nov 16, 2012 by Barry Shlachter , 11/21/12
Pecan prices fall from their nutty heights
'A late Lunar New Year in China this winter and the easing of the drought in parts of Texas are contributing to lower pecan prices for holiday pie bakers, about $9.35 for a pound of shelled halves, down from as high as $11 to $12.50.'
San Antonio Express News, Thursday, November 1, 2012, by William Pack , 11/06/12
Go nuts for the holidays: Pecan prices lower
"The holidays will have some extra crunch for pecan lovers without the bitter aftertaste of rising prices, thanks to a plentiful crop.'
Pecan South , 05/01/12
Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics
Mark Twain once said that there are three kinds of lies; ‘there are lies, damn lies and statistics.’ Used by many but understood by few, no one can stay in business very long, or expect to be very successful, without good statistics.
Wall Street Journal , 04/06/12
Pecan Buyers Shelled By Bad Data
Dallas Star-Telegram , 11/07/11
Texas Has High Demand But Not Enough Pecans
Wall Street Journal , 04/18/11
Shell Shock; Chinese Demand Reshapes US Pecan Business
Pecans are as all-American as anything can be. Washington and Jefferson grew them. They are the state nut of Arkansas, Alabama and Texas. The U.S. grows about two-thirds of the world's pecans and chews most of them itself.
New York Times , 06/29/10
Fostering China’s Taste for Nuts
How might the Chinese best like to snack on their almonds? Pickled with chili peppers? Wrapped in seaweed like sushi? Or perhaps mixed with donkey hide glue, a Substance prized in traditional Chinese medicine?
Pecan South , 03/01/10
Be Careful What You Wish For
Change is inevitable. As General Eric Shinseki, Chief of Staff, US Army once noted, ‘If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.’
The Manufacturing Confectioner , 01/01/10
Nuts as an Ingredient - How Safe is Safe?
Due to differences in their physical characteristics and how various nuts are grown, handled and processed, a tailored approach to safety is necessary.
Pecan South , 11/01/08
Where's the Beef?

Presentations

09/11/17
2016/2017 Pecan Crop Overview
This is the presentation that was made to the National Pecan Sheller's Association annual meeting, September 7, 2017. It takes a brief look at pecan supply, imports, consumption, etc.
03/27/17
2016 Pecan Crop - A Review
This presentation was made at the National Pecan Sheller's Meeting held March 22-24, 2017 at Tubac Resort, Tubac, AZ. It is an updated version of the presentation made to the South African Pecan Growers. It takes a look at the reasons behind the unprecedented market prices as well as future supply potential over the next five years.
03/17/17
2015/2016 Pecan Crop Year - 'Thru the Looking Glass'
This presentation was made at the South African Pecan Industry Conference, March 15, 2017, in Hartswater, South Africa. I takes a look at the circumstances that led to record 2016 pecan prices, the impacts on US Exports and Consumption, increases in world-wide pecan production, a brief overview of the new American Pecan Council and a comparative look at pecan, almond, walnut and pistachio prices
11/23/15
A Review of the 2014 Pecan Crop
This presentation takes a look at the various factors that impacted pricing and consumption during the 2014 Crop Year. It was made to the South African Pecan Producers Association (SAPPA) on Friday, November 6, 2015
Presentation Made to the South African Pecan Producers Association on February 27, 2015 , 02/26/15
The 2014/2015 Pecan Market: How Did We Get Here & Where Are We Headed?
This presentation looks at the pecan industry prior to the entry of China into the market, the impact that their entry has had on the industry and a look to the future and where the industry might be headed. Pre and post 2007 supply, demand, market pricing, etc. are reviewed as well as the challenges facing the industry going forward.
01/21/15
January 18, 2015 Presentation to the Peanut & Tree Nut Processors Association
A brief overview of the 2104 pecan crop as presented on January 18, 2015 to the Peanut and Tree Nut Processors Association annual meeting at the Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, CA
PowerPoint Presentation Made at the Oklahoma Pecan Growers Annual Meeting, June 28, 2013, Ardmore, OK , 06/28/13
Anatomy of a Market Crash: An Overview of the 2012-2013 Pecan Crop
January 2012 Presentation to The National Pecan Sheller's Association , 01/01/12
A Look At The 2011 Pecan Crop After The FAS Data Corrections
January 2010 Presentation to the Peanut & Tree Nut Processors , 01/01/10
2009/2010 Pecan Crop Overview; The Perfect Storm
Presentation to the Southeastern Pecan Grower's Association (SEPGA), and published in 'Pecan South' , 02/21/09
Effects Of The US Economy on the Pecan Market; There's More to Product Pricing Than Supply
Effects of the US Economy on the Pecan Market – There’s More to Product Pricing than Supply
Presentation to the Southeastern Pecan Grower's Association (SEPGA), and published in 'Pecan South' , 02/23/08
2007-2008 Crop Year; A Market Overview

This website contains only pecan related statistics. For statistical information on other tree nuts, click the appropriate link(s) above.