News Archive

News Archive

USDA Projects a US Crop 11% Smaller than 2022

10/12/2023

The USDA surprised the industry today when they released the first of their 2023 US pecan crop estimates.  Based on their surveys, they are projecting…

National Pecan Shellers Association releases their 2023 US Crop Estimate

09/22/2023

The National Pecan Sheller’s Association closed their 2023 annual meeting projecting a 2023 pecan crop of 303.1 million pounds (inshell basis).…

Beware of Stanger's Bearing Gifts

08/28/2023

On July 31st, the USDA FAS, as well as US Customs, concluded the 2022/2023 import/export year.  While FAS will not publish their final…

USDA May Cold Storage Figures Continue to Lag Behind 2022 Levels

06/23/2023

Today’s release by USDA NASS of the May Cold Storage Holdings continues to show a significantly lower inventory.  Based on current consumption, the industry could carry out…

USDA Releases Final 2022 US Crop Figure and China Decides to Discontinue their Pecan Program

05/26/2023

For those of you who may have missed it, on May 8, 2023, the USDA published the final 2022 Pecan Crop Figures.  Based on their survey, the US Crop was 277.7 million inshell…

March Cold Storage Holding the Lowest Since 2012

05/01/2023

As several others have pointed out, last week’s release of the March Cold Storage figures only confirms the fact that the industry is dealing with a severe supply shortage.…

January Cold Storage Figures Lowest in over Ten Years

03/03/2023

While the laws of supply and demand generally dictate market pricing, that is not always the case.  Geo-political issues, natural disasters and other unrelated issues often act…

USDA Reduces 2022 Crop Estimate, Imports Continue to Lag

01/27/2023

In the past week, the USDA has released two sets of numbers that shed a little more light on the pecan market.  On January 19th, USDA NASS released their preliminary…

USDA Reduces 2022 Crop Estimate

12/12/2022

This past Friday the USDA released their December estimate of the 2022 Pecan Crop (Crop Production Report).  As expected, they reduced the projection from their October…

There is No Reason for the Industry to Panic

11/22/2022

The USDA released the October cold storage figures today.  At 119.9 million pounds (inshell basis), the industry is carrying the lowest amount of inventory, for the month of…