News Archive

News Archive

The Pecan Industry Can No Longer Afford to Act as the Banker to the Big Chains

06/25/2024

Today’s release of the May Cold Storage figures was not very reassuring. While inventories remain low, this was the fourth month in a row of inventory increases. With the continued wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, high interest rates and a fairly good crop in South Africa, it could be…

Final USDA 2023 Pecan Crop Estimate 13% Higher Than Previously Forecast

05/28/2024

Unbeknownst to many in the industry, on May 7th, the USDA NASS published the final 2023 US Pecan Crop estimate.  Based on their data, the 2023 crop was 306.75…

The US Pecan Industry Needs More Than Just Marketing

04/04/2024

One of the things that sets the Almond Industry apart from all of the other tree nuts is the strength and proactive nature of the Almond Board of California.  Through their…

When is the Pecan Industry Going to Wake Up?

03/08/2024

Whether you want to believe the numbers or not, it is painfully obvious that the industry is severely short of product.  Based on the recently released Cold Storage figures,…

Industry Inventory Lowest Since 1992

01/25/2024

Yesterday the USDA released two reports: the December Cold Storage Holdings and Pecan Crop production reports. …

USDA November Cold Storage Holdings the lowest in 13 years

12/22/2023

While I expect that few people will be reading this until later next week or early in the New Year, I felt that it would be nice to remind our industry of some of its recent…

USDA NASS Releases December US Pecan Crop Estimate

12/13/2023

 On December 8th, the USDA NASS released their December Crop Production Report.  …

The US Pecan Industry is Throwing Away One Billion Dollars

11/29/2023

In December 2016, for only the second time in the history of the pecan industry, prices for both Fancy Jr Mammoth Halves and Fancy Medium Pieces topped the $7 per pound mark.  …

USDA Publishes Long Awaited Proposal to Revise Both Inshell and Shelled Pecan Standards

10/25/2023

On October 11, the USDA published the long awaited proposal to revise both the inshell and shelled pecan standards,  It is the first major revision to the standards since their initial publishing in July 1969.  There are several major changes.  They are as follows:…

September Cold Storage Holding Confirm Shortest Supply Since 2016

10/25/2023

The USDA NASS released the September Cold Storage Holdings today, and as expected, the carry out will be the smallest since 2016. Based on the smaller than…