“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…
“Brewed locally in Peachtree City, Georgia, the #ConserveGeorgia pecan amber ale was infused with local Georgia pecans from Sunny Land Farms in Albany. This is a Georgia craft beer through and through and will give back to the community in which it came from. For every 6-pack of #ConserveGeorgia sold, Line Creek Brewing Company will…
Two of Georgia’s most famous crops, peaches and pecans, share the spotlight in this simple pie from Southern Kitchen. Read the recipe here. Happy baking!
The measure includes $3 billion for farmers in Georgia and other states who suffered crop losses from Hurricane Michael. Read the details here.
The American Pecan Council can help you super-fy your mealtimes! Try these simple recipes that take less than 30 minutes to prepare!