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Pecan Exports to China Falter - 06/19/13
Over the past 100 years, nothing has had a greater impact on the Pecan industry than the emergence of China as a trading partner. Since 2002, no country, no company, no natural event, no innovation has changed the Pecan industry more that China. In the...
Export Figures Reveal More Than Just Exports - 05/15/13
Based on the latest USDA FAS Import and Export figures, as well as the March Cold Storage holdings, one could easily make the argument that the 2012 Pecan Crop was at least 360 million pounds (inshell basis).  Unfortunately, due to the recent decision by...
China Sets New Pecan Import Record as the Industry Faces New Challenges - 04/17/13
There were no surprises in last week’s release of the February import/export figures by the Foreign Ag Statistics Service.  Based on the FAS figures, and as expected, exports to China set a new record.  Between August 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013, China...
January FAS Pecan Export Data: Good News or Bad? - 03/13/13
Last week’s release of the January export figures contained both good and bad news.  The good news; exports continue to be up dramatically over the same period last year.  The bad news; exports continue to be up dramatically over the same period last...
Pecan Exports Soar - 02/13/13
This past Thursday the National Pecan Sheller’s Association (NPSA) released their estimate of the 2012 Pecan Crop projecting a crop of 316 million pounds (inshell basis).  While this is approximately 14 million pounds more than the January USDA estimate...
USDA Projects a 2012 Pecan Crop of 302.8 Million Pounds - 01/25/13
The USDA released their final 2012 crop estimate today lowering their October 2012 projection to 302.8 million pounds (inshell basis).  Assuming that this figure is correct, and barring any natural disasters, the supply situation shapes up as follows:...
Is the US Pecan Industry Headed Over Its Own 'Fiscal Cliff?' - 12/11/12
A few years ago, during the course of contract negotiations with a major corporate buyer, the buyer said to me, ‘Why would anyone in their right mind want to be a Pecan Sheller? There is no money in it and it seems that the Shellers take great pleasure...
USDA Releases Its 2012 Pecan Crop Estimate - 10/12/12
Based on yesterday’s USDA Crop estimate, it would appear that the National Pecan Sheller’s Association estimate of 309 million pounds (inshell basis) was ‘spot on.’ The USDA has estimated the 2012 crop to be 308.6 million pounds. Assuming that this...
September 2012 Pecan Crop and Market Update - 09/26/12
Last week the National Pecan Sheller’s Association ended their annual meeting with their estimate of the upcoming Pecan crop.  At 309 million pounds (inshell basis), their estimate was the highest of the pre-harvest crop estimates.  Averaging their...
Almond, Walnut & Pistachio Harvest Update - 08/31/12
ALMONDS           While many within the industry had projected a smaller 2012 Nonpareil crop, early harvest results have tended to show both lower yields and smaller sizes than expected.  With the Nonpareil harvest about 50 to 60% complete, the average...

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