Smaller Pecan Crop, Bigger Price

Georgia’s 2014 pecans: smaller nuts, bigger price, growing market

 Southeast Farm Press, November 21, 2014

Georgia’s pecan crop this year looks to bring 70 million pounds to market. As harvest rolls on, small nut size has been a problem due to tough summer weather, but the weather did help the crop, too. Growers continue to get high prices, though, spurred by strong export demand, which the industry is working to maintain and grow.

Earlier in the fall, estimates had the crop closer to 85 million pounds, but that may prove to “be off  by a significant margin. It’s now looking like 70 million pounds may be the new number. Some are saying even less.

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