The United States Pecan shelling industry has been in a state of constant expansion over the last decade, in an attempt to keep pace with growing demand around the world for the highly coveted pecan. Both in-shell and shelled pecan exports have continued to grow at break neck pace.
Every year the Chinese people celebrate the coming of the new year with an annual Spring Festival that rivals any in the world. A large portion of businesses shut down and take leave to enjoy the activates of the New Year celebration. This year marks the year of the Dog, and the Chinese New Year activities begin on February 16, 2018 (China Standard Time) and will last around 15 days.
Tropical Storm Irma hit the South Georgia area on Monday September 11, 2017. The hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm before making landfall in South Georgia; the predicted 100 + mile an hour wind only reached 40-60 mile an hour wind, but with the Georgia pecan crop only weeks from maturity, the crop is at one of its most vulnerable states when it comes to high winds.