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.
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.