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USDA Reduces Estimate for 2010 Pecan Crop

12/10/2010

As expected, the USDA revised downward their estimate of the 2010 Pecan crop to 258.3 million pounds (Inshell basis) from their previous estimate of 271.3 million. Using the revised estimate, the supply situation is shaping up as follows:…

Record Almond Shipments

12/09/2010

The Almond Board released the November shipment figures today indicating another record month of shipments; 173.4 million pounds (kernel basis) shipped in November 2010 versus 145.5 million pounds shipped in November 2009.  For the year, 639.2 million pounds have been shipped versus 571.5…

How High is High?

12/01/2010

Based on recently released October Cold Storage figures, even with a later than normal start to the 2010 harvest, the industry shipped approximately 25 million pounds (inshell basis) of product during the month.  Using revised September 2010 figures, the supply situation is shaping up as follows…

October 28, 2010 Pecan Market Update

10/28/2010

On Friday, October 22, 2010 the USDA released the September 2010 Cold Storage report indicating that almost 25 million pounds (inshell basis) of Pecans shipped during the month.  This is in line with historical disappearance for the month of September but a little lower than what many within the…

The USDA Releases the first 2010 Pecan Crop Estimate

10/14/2010

This past Friday the USDA released the first official estimate for the 2010 Pecan crop estimating the crop to be 271.3 million pounds (inshell basis).  This figure is very close to the Louisiana Grower's estimate of 274.3 million pounds and not far from the 280.5 million pounds estimated by the…

September 2010 Nut Market Update

09/03/2010

WALNUTS While many in the industry expected a large crop, the 510,000 ton estimate released today surprised almost everyone.  Initial estimates had projected a crop of approximately 473,000 tons which, if realized, would have been a record.  Coming off last year's 437,000…

Texas Pecan Growers Release Their 2010 Crop Estimate

07/21/2010

The Texas Pecan Growers Association released their 2010 Pecan Crop Estimate last week projecting a crop of 292 million pounds (inshell basis).  If correct, the 2010 'off-year' crop would be the largest ever and would be larger than the 2009 'on-year' crop.  A month ago the Tri-State Growers…

USDA Releases Final 2009 Pecan Crop Figures

07/08/2010

Yesterday the USDA released their final figures for the 2009 Pecan Crop.  Based on data submitted by both Shellers and Growers, the USDA estimated the 2009 crop to be 291,830,000 pounds (inshell basis).  This is only a slight increase over their January 2010 estimate of 290,500,000 pounds.  As…

Tri-State Growers Release First 2010 Pecan Crop Estimate

06/23/2010

The Tri-State Pecan Growers, members of the Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas Growers Associations, released the first of the 2010 Pecan Crop estimates this past Friday at the conclusion of their annual meeting in Vicksburg, MS.  To everyone's surprise, the group forecast the 2010 crop to be…

June Almond Shipments Down

06/10/2010

A weak Euro and the default of a major European trader have helped to weaken the Almond market.  For the first time in months, Almond shipments were down from year ago levels (from 119.4 million pounds in June 2009 to 91.9 millions pounds in June 2010).  As such, prices have also fallen.  While…