Independent Pecan Sheller’s on the Rise

Independent Pecan Sheller’s on the Rise

America and the pecan shelling industry as a whole, has long been dominated by a handful of large pecan sheller’s who’s shelling capacity can easily handle more than 100,000 pounds per day. The pecan shelling landscape however is quickly changing to one of more “mom and pop” style sheller’s dotted across the landscape

USDA (NASS) Pecan Crop Production Report

USDA (NASS) Pecan Crop Production Report

On October 12, 2017 the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture released the Crop Production Report. In the Crop production report US pecan farmers reported their production acreage along with an estimate of their 2017 pecan crop production.

Texas, and Oklahoma Pecan Crops Coming Up Short

Texas, and Oklahoma Pecan Crops Coming Up Short

Last week we reported on the significant loss of the Louisiana pecan crop due to the adverse weather conditions in August during nut fill stage. Louisiana is predicting around a 50% plus crop reduction for this year. After that report went out, we were inundated with emails from pecan growers in Oklahoma and Texas stating that they too were seeing significant reduction in this year’s pecan crop.

EU, USA, & Israel Compete For Limited Pecan Supplies

EU, USA, & Israel Compete For Limited Pecan Supplies

As the 2017 – 2018 Pecan Nut harvest is getting well under way in the Eastern half of the US a battle of sorts is taking place behind the scenes. It’s no secret that most of the worlds shelled pecan nuts are consumed by the USA, & the European Union...

Pecan Prices Continue Upward Trend

Pecan Prices Continue Upward Trend

As the 2017-2018 pecan harvest continues forward across the southern US and Mexico, many new buyers and producers alike continue to watch the pecan markets very closely. With global demand for pecans continuing to rise pecan growers and shellers are reaping a bountiful reward.

How Tropical Storm Irma could affect pecan prices

How Tropical Storm Irma could affect pecan prices

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.

Pecan Pieces Market Continues Upward

Pecan Pieces Market Continues Upward

The pecan pieces market has been on an upward trend for several weeks in a row and is yet to see signs of slowing. Many buyers and sheller’s alike wonder where the top is for the 2017 pecan pieces market.