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USDA Announces Newly Elected American Pecan Council Members; 2015 US Pecan Consumption Down 9.3% - 10/26/16
This morning the USDA announced the results of the recently concluded election to seat industry representatives to the newly established American Pecan Council.  Congratulations to the industry, and those elected to the Board, as the industry takes...
The 2016 Pecan Crop Looks Good; Worldwide Supplies Projected to be Higher - 09/23/16
Recently released 2015 crop year export figures contained a lot of both good, as well as disconcerting, information. On the good side, while US pecan exports were off 12.5% over the previous year, all of the reduction can be attributed to China. Exports...
For Second Year In-a-Row, Mexico Outpaces the US in Pecan Production - 08/09/16
For the second year in a row, Mexican pecan production outpaced the US.  Based on recently released crop figures, Mexico produced a record 2015 pecan crop; 270,535.4 million pounds, an increase of almost 400,000 lbs over the 2014 record crop. Further,...
The USDA Releases the Final 2015 Pecan Crop Figures - 07/06/16
Today’s USDA release of the final 2015 crop figures is another example of why the Pecan industry needed to pass the marketing order.  Statistics have always been a problem for the industry and today’s release is no exception.  Based on voluntary input...
May Cold Storage Holdings Figures Indicate New May Shipping Record - 06/24/16
Today’s release of the May Cold Storage Holdings, while impressive, left more questions unanswered than answered.  Assuming that the figures are correct, and are not adjusted next month, the industry shipped more pecans in the month of May than during...
US Cold Storage Data Indicates Larger Than Expected Inventory - 05/23/16
Because the pecan industry has not had the benefit of operating under a Federal marketing order, it has had to rely on best guesses, segmented industry estimates and varied opinions as to the validity of US Government data when trying to determine the...
Other Than In-shell Shipments to China, Pecan Consumption Continues to be Strong - 04/22/16
While overall US pecan exports continue to be down (approximately 8%), meat shipments are up 4% over the same period a year ago.  China continues to be the primary reason for the overall decline with inshell shipments off 33%.  However, meat shipments to...
USDA Revises January Cold Storage Holdings/Consumption Continues to be Strong - 03/23/16
The release of the February Cold Storage Holdings contained a lot of good news for the industry.  First, the January figures were revised downward approximately 8 million pounds (inshell basis).  Based on conversations with the USDA, one Sheller...
While HIgh Prices and Tighter Supplies Impact Consumption, There will be No 2015 Preliminary Crop Estimate - 02/08/16
First, let me begin by thanking everyone who responded to my request and sent emails to the USDA regarding their decision not to publish the Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts 2015 Preliminary Crop Data. Your response was overwhelming!  As a result, members from...
USDA NASS Cancels the 2015 Preliminary Crop Report - 01/14/16
Normally I would not send out two newsletters within a week of each other. However, on Tuesday I contacted the USDA National Ag Statistics Service to find out why their crop production report did not include any data on the pecan crop.  I was advised...

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