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U.S. loses top pecan production spot to Mexico

The Southeast Farm Press discussed the take-over of the top production spot for pecans by Mexico this year in an article here. The loss is due in large part to the destruction of 27 percent of Georgia’s pecan orchards due to Hurricane Michael. Some additional production has started in the southwestern US and California but it will take time for the new orchards to mature. Demand for the available pecans has driven prices higher, helping out producers who do have pecans available.

Source: USDA ARS