The American Pecan Council toured pecan farms here in Georgia last week. The council, along with members of their newly organized marketing team, came to Georgia as part of a nationwide tour. They want to meet America’s pecan farmers and glean a deeper understanding of the industry. The council aims to raise awareness and increase…
“With a federal marketing order in place to help increase consumption, the U.S. pecan industry is working harder to convince consumers that the healthy nut taste good in more than a delicious pie at Thanksgiving.” Read more about the exciting marketing plans for the American pecan.
One year ago, pecan growers across America voted decisively in favor of a federal marketing order. This summer the American Pecan Council is prepping to market and promote pecans, invest in research, and establish quality, grade, and size standards. Read to learn more and visit the American Pecan Council’s new web site.
According to Persistence Market Research, the global pecan market is expected to continue its robust growth during the forecast period (2016–2024). The high nutritional value of pecans and the increasing shift towards healthy lifestyles are the driving factors of the pecan market. Read more.
State Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black has a 2020 goal of seeing at least 20 percent of school menu nutrition come from products grown in Georgia. The hope is that students will see and recognize the Georgia Grown label in grocery stores and encourage their parents to buy Georgia Grown products. Read more here.
Georgia’s pecan industry has grown tremendously in the last five years! Pecans can certainly bring future profit, even so, new farmers should realize that growing pecans is a costly investment. Read here.
Lenny Wells, the University of Georgia’s leading voice in the pecan industry, writes about the history of pecans and their popularity in the South in his first book, “Pecan: America’s Native Nut Tree.” Wells says his book isn’t just for pecan growers, but for anyone interested in Southern agriculture. Read more here.
Spring has spring early for farmers throughout the Southeast. Great read about Georgia’s recent weather patterns and the USA National Phenology Network.
According to the University of Georgia pecan specialist Lenny Wells, 2017’s yield was better than last year’s. “Overall I would guess (that the yield is) probably 10 to 20 million pounds better than last year, at least, for the state. And prices were as high as we’ve ever seen them.” Read more of the season’s…
Farmers near Albany in southern Georgia were hit very badly during the January tornadoes. Several hundred acres of pecan trees were devastated. Read about the potential impact on pecan supply from Georgia.