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.
As the pecan growing season moves along in the southern US growers in the southeast are dealing with increased scab pressure due to the onset of the rainy season. But now growers with certain varieties have also begun shaking nuts off of trees in order to manage the crop load.
North American Pecan farmers watch the pecan markets volatility as the US – China Trade War continues on; Georgia pecan Farmers are watching their nuts size up in spite of Increased rain, humidity and scab pressure.
The National Pecan Federation met this week at the Texas Pecan Growers annual meeting in San Marcos Texas. The National Pecan Federation is a group formed to lobby on behalf of US Pecans in Washington D.C.
The Texas Pecan Growers Association is holding its annual meeting in San Marcos, Texas this week. Beginning on Sunday pecan growers from all over the US and even a few from Mexico converged on the Embassy suites and convention center to conduct business meetings
The Texas Pecan Growers Association will be holding their annual conference and trade show next week beginning on Sunday July 15, 2018 with meetings ranging from Pecan entomology to the Pecan Federation.
US Pecans, along with other nuts of United States origin, received yet another tariff increase by the Chinese government on Friday July 6, 2018 due to what is quickly becoming the largest trade war in US history.
The Recent increase in buying activities around the US and Mexico of pecan halves and pecan pieces now has both pecan buyers and pecan shellers concerned about inventory levels and future availability of product to supply the industry.
The native pecan crop in the US is estimated to make up around 30% of the overall pecan crop. Most of this crop comes from Oklahoma, Texas with small amounts coming from Alabama and Georgia in the form of “yard crop”. Growers have mixed reviews from various locations.
The Tri State pecan growers will be meeting in Raymond Mississippi on Thursday June 21, 2018 for their annual conference and will conclude on June 22nd at 4:30pm. The meeting will take place at Eagle Ridge Conference Center starting at 8:00am.
The Oklahoma Pecan Growers will be holding their annual conference and trade show on June 14 - 16, 2018, in Quapaw, Oklahoma at the beautiful Downstream Casino and Resort located at 69300 East Nee Rd. Quapaw, OK