The measure includes $3 billion for farmers in Georgia and other states who suffered crop losses from Hurricane Michael. Read the details here.
“As a proud Georgian, I am aware of the importance of agriculture to my home state. There is an under-reported and hidden tragedy that may not be apparent in your newsfeed or local news. Many Georgia farmers have experienced devastating losses, and you may be affected too.” – Marshall Shepherd, Forbes Magazine Read the full…
“The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced additional reporting and information collection requirements for the marketing order regulating the handling of pecans grown in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas. Pecan handlers will be required to provide the…
Georgia remains the top pecan-producing state in the United States. With the majority of the 2017 harvest now complete, yields are estimated to be between 90 million and 100 million pounds of pecans! Read all about it here!
“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.
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.
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.
It’s been a strangely mild winter here in Georgia. How will this affect the 2017 Georgia pecan crop? University of Georgia Extension Pecan Specialist Lenny Wells informs us of the possibilities. Read here.
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.