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2019 pecan crop better than expected
Clark MacCallister
Pecans are a very important nut crop for the state of Georgia. We are normally ranked first in the nation in pecan production, having more than 180,000 acres planted in pecans in Georgia. Pecan production in Georgia is valued at around $415 million, according to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. The last few years have not been great for Georgia’s pecan farmers. Unusually wet summers have wreaked havoc on harvest yields, leading to market shortages and higher than normal prices for consumers. Trade issues have led to depressed prices for growers, and mass importation of cheap nuts from Mexico have stifled market production.