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Hurricane Michael Damage to Georgia Agriculture

Dan Cotton, Economy, Forestry, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts, Poultry, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

“Unfortunately, our worst thoughts were realized. We saw months and sometimes years of work just laid over on the ground in a matter of seconds. Georgia has long led in the production of several renowned commodities and now we have the dubious distinction of also leading in the devastation and incredible loss of these prominent crops. These are generational losses …

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Celebrating National Pecan Month

Dan This Land of Ours

It it more than just delicious. It is nutritious. Cathy Isom fills us in about a month dedicated to a healthy, buttery-sweet nut. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Pecan Month April is National Pecan Month. And there are so many reasons to love this healthy, buttery-sweet snack that is full of nutritional value. While many …

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Agri View: Banner Pecan Nut Year

Dan Agri View, Fruits

Everett Griner talks about Whole pecan nut industry growing in today’s Agri View. Banner Pecan Nut Year Now, Georgia’s 2017 pecan crop was almost a record breaker until that destructive Hurricane Irma tore through. Things were not that bad in the western states. Arizona, New Mexico and West Texas. They had a very productive season. But, this report is about …

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Agri View: Pecan Consumption

Dan Agri View, Specialty Crops

Everett Griner checks out pecan consumption as compared to other tree nuts in today’s Agri View. Pecan Consumption Tree nut exports from the United States have grow steadily in the last decade. All tree nuts. California has led the way because of its variety of tree nuts. Southern pecan growers are working hard to increase their slice of the pie. …

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Pecan Pies at Risk Following Hurricane Irma

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release

Hurricane Irma’s destruction is putting the iconic Thanksgiving pecan pie at risk. The storm ripped through pecan orchards in Georgia, the number one grower of pecans in the nation, just weeks before harvest. The University of Georgia estimated that 30 percent of production may have been lost after high winds sent pods flying off branches and blew down trees. Bloomberg …

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Agri View: Tree Nut Research

Dan Agri View

Everett Griner talks about tree nut research improving in today’s Agri View.       A lot has been written and said about that new pecan variety growers are anxiously looking forward to planting. But, don’t think that pecans are the only tree nut to be undergoing genetic improvement. California geneticists are deep into an effort to improve the almond. …