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.