Rain and wind this week have made it a challenge for Georgia pecan producers harvesting this year’s crop. Farmers still can’t find a ray of sunshine amid declining prices.
According to the USDA Pecan Report that was released on Tuesday, prices are lower than a week ago and most farmers with export quality pecans are holding them in storage until market prices increase; or they will wait until after New Years to offer them for sale.
Prices include, for lots of 20,000 pounds or less: Cape Fear, $1.18 to $1.36 per pound; Desirables, $1.21 to $1.41 per pound; Elliott, 90 cents to $1 per pound; Seedlings, 40 cents to 50 cents per pound; Stuarts, 50 cents to 75 cents per pound; and Sumner, 70 cents to 80 cents per pound.
For lots over 20,000 pounds, including truckloads; Cape Fear, $1.18 to $1.36 per pound; Desirables, $1.20 to $1.63 per pound; Stuarts, $1.30 to $1.33 per pound; Sumner, $1.23 to $1.38 per pound.
The release stated that, “Prices paid to growers (late afternoon Tuesday, November 03, 2020 through late afternoon Tuesday, November 10, 2020) at buyers delivery point or F.O.B. the orchard including direct sales to end users, cents per pound in-shell of generally good quality in lots of 20,000 pounds or less unless otherwise stated.”