On June 12th, 2020, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp recognized the hardworking Georgians who are the backbone of our state’s number one industry. Continue reading to learn more.
The new Georgia Dept of Agriculture’s “Buy Georgia Grown, Now More Than Ever” campaign is partnering with local governments to connect farmers directly to consumers. “We are excited to offer this great opportunity to help bridge the gap between consumers in metro areas and our farmers in South Georgia,” says Gary Black, GA Ag Commissioner….
Keeping your home stocked with heart healthy, versatile foods is important. Pack your pantry with Georgia pecans! Tip: Store them in your freezer for the freshest taste! Read more here.
“Georgia lawmakers are working on designating the pecan as the state’s official nut. Pecans are an important crop here, and Georgia has historically been the top pecan producing state in the country.” Read the story here.
“The hurricane, the Mexican crop and the tariffs from China on our pecan crop that’s exported there have been a perfect storm for us.” – R.G. Lamar, farmer with Lamar Pecans Read more from GPB News here.
More than 51,000 pounds of Georgia pecans were exported to Taiwan in December 2019. “Our opportunities to curate and supply Georgia-based recipes and ingredients globally are growing exponentially,” said Chef Holly. “Leaders in Taiwan’s commercial baking industry shared a strong interest in the versatility of Georgia pecans.” Read more here.
“Georgia is the top pecan-producing state in the U.S., with more than 170,000 acres planted in pecan trees. But the state’s pecan production may drop this year due to Hurricane Michael’s impact in October 2018.” Read more here.
November is a busy harvest month for Georgia pecan farmers. It is also the month we celebrate the Georgia pecan! Join the celebration, and eat Georgia pecans all month long! Find delicious pecan recipes here.
“In Georgia, taking pecans from privately owned trees during harvest season is illegal. “Taking,” the law states, includes picking them off the tree, shaking the tree to make the nuts fall and picking them up from the ground, even if they’re on a public road.” Read more here in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution.
“India’s current tariff on imported pecans has negatively impacted American pecan growers. Reducing the tariff to levels shared by similar tree nuts would result in higher imports, greater revenues, and a better U.S.-India trade relationship. It is estimated that U.S. pecan exports to India would increase to $300 million within five years if the current…