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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...
No Need to Give Away the Store - 12/23/13
  While it is still too early to draw any definitive projections for the 2014 marketing year, when combined with the recently released October export figures, today’s release of the November Cold Storage holdings should put to bed any concerns about...
Pecan Consumption Continues at Record Pace - 11/27/13
  Last Friday’s revised September 30, 2013 Cold Storage figures showed a carryout of 175 million pounds (inshell basis). While this is slightly lower than last month’s figures, when added to recent US and Mexican crop projections, there should still be...
USDA Releases the September Cold Storge Figures - 10/31/13
Today’s delayed release of the September USDA Cold Storage holdings shows an industry inventory just shy of 181.5 million pounds (inshell basis). When added to the US Crop projections, as well as what is expected to come in from Mexico, the 2013 supply...
Lower Pecan Prices in 2012/2013 Led to a Significant Increase in Consumption. Where does the Industry Go From Here? - 10/02/13
The final 2012 export figures were published last month by the USDA Foreign Ag Statistics Service (FAS) and, as expected, exports were up dramatically. Overall exports climbed from 150.64 million pounds (inshell basis) to 200.62 million pounds; a new...

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