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Alabama Pecan Producers Remain Optimistic

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By Clint Thompson Alabama pecan producers are optimistic about next year’s potential crop. But they are also keeping an eye on rising input expenses and the impact fertilizer costs will have on the bottom line. That’s the message being conveyed to Bryan Wilkins, Alabama Extension Research Associate. “They’re farmers, so they’re always optimistic, but they’re keeping an eye on things …

Improved Pecan Production Expected in 2022

Jim Rogers Alabama, Georgia, Nuts, Pecan

By Clint Thompson A decreased crop combined with high prices highlighted this year’s pecan season in the Southeast. Lenny Wells, University of Georgia (UGA) Cooperative Extension pecan specialist, believes production will rebound next year. Unfortunately, prices are expected to drop again just like 2020. “I’m a little concerned we’re going to see issues that, if it’s a huge crop throughout …

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UGA Extension Pecan Production Meeting Sites Announced

Jim Rogers Georgia, Pecan

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has announced upcoming pecan production meeting sites for January through March. All meetings are slated to be lunch meetings unless noted otherwise. Here is a list of the scheduled meetings: Jan. 27, Cook County; Feb. 1, Laurens County; Feb. 3, Grady County; Feb. 8, Appling County; Feb. 15, Peach County; Feb. 16, Pierce County/Ware County; …

Diminished Pecan Crop in Southeast Alabama

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By Clint Thompson Southeast Alabama may be a small sample size of pecan production in the state, but its lower-than-normal crop epitomizes what growers are feeling statewide – the crop was diminished substantially this season. “It was a tough year,” said Neil Kelly, Alabama Regional Extension agent in Southeast Alabama. “Overall production is going to be real light. It’s also …

Georgia Pecan Estimate: Diminished Crop Compared to 2020

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By Clint Thompson Georgia’s final pecan total this season is estimated to be less than half of its total in 2020. While that’s not a surprise to growers and industry leaders, it’s still a tough pill to swallow following last year’s 142 million pounds of production. “I don’t think it’s going to be much over 50 million pounds, if that,” …

Pecan Prices Stay High for Growers

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Pecan prices remain high this week for top quality and export quality pecans, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service. As supply continues to dwindle in the latter part of the season in Georgia, producers likely headed back out to their orchards Wednesday and Thursday following inclement weather the early part of the week. Prices paid to …

Pecans Prices, Demand Remain Strong for Georgia Producers

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Pecan prices remain strong, while demand is good for Georgia farmers. That’s the latest from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Pecan Report, which was released on Thursday. Temperatures are expected to warm back up to the mid-70s by next Tuesday, which should provide favorable harvesting conditions for those producers hoping to collect what’s remaining in their orchards. “Domestic buyers …

Pecan Prices Stay Steady; Demand High

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Prices remain steady and demand remains high for pecans as the season nears an end in the southeast. Prices for lots in Georgia with less than 20,000 pounds, including truckloads: Native Seedlings, $0.75 per pound; Caddo, 52%-54% meat yield, $2.38-$2.39 per pound; Cape Fear, 56%-57% meat yield, $2.29-$2.36 per pound; Desirables, 50%-52% meat yield, $2.25-$2.35 per pound; Elliott, $1.25-$1.50; Excel, …