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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...
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...

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