Pecan growers in the Southeast are in the orchards this morning assessing the damage from the CAT 4 Hurricane Michael that ripped through last night causing excessive winds and dumping large amounts of rain in Georgia, Florida, Alabama and now making its way through the Carolinas.
As the 2018 - 2019 North American pecan harvest gets underway, the Elliot pecan, a favorite among consumers, is turning heads with demand for the tear drop shaped nut continuing to outpace current supply.
The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the monthly cold storage report yesterday September 24, 2018, and the In-shell and Shelled pecan inventory showed strong consumption of pecans.
This year the pecan market will be making what some are calling a major shift in the industry’s dynamics. Pecan growers across the US plan to harvest and clean their pecans at their usual breakneck pace,
The pecan market has been quite steady for the past few years with a slight uptick in prices from year to, well this year could be the year that direction changes for American pecan farmers, as we are now only days from harvest.