The American Pecan Council has organized a “Pecan-A-Thon” where they will have celebrity host Wendi McLendon-Covey along with food bloggers hosting an online variety show where they will display new and traditional ways of using American Pecans in dishes as well crafts.
The Texas based pecan CO-OP run by DeWayne McCasland owner of Pecans.com and SNT Equipment, has come under much scrutiny by pecan growers from around the US since the CO-OP refuses to pay any of its growers for their pecans for more than five years now, claiming that the “pecan market is dead”.
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.
The American Pecan Council meeting is currently in session at the Hyatt Regency at Dallas Fort Worth Airport. Today’s meeting started at 8:00 am (EST) and will last until after lunch today. The turnout has been quite good with 90% board members attending the meeting.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service released the July 2018 Cold storage report yesterday showing the current stocks of both in-shell and shelled pecans currently held in cold storage around the country.
The North American Pecan industry will be holding several events in the next months for pecan industry participants. Beginning with the Arizona Pecan growers association holding its annual conference on August 23 and 24 in Tucson Arizona
The pecan market has been in a state of turmoil over the past few months with prices moving significantly at the onset of newly imposed tariffs by China. As the North American pecan harvest draws near, both pecan growers and pecan buyers are now following the market with a very close eye.