Bumper pecan harvestThis article was originally published in Foodnews
GEORGIA will lead the world in pecan production this year, but despite the large harvest, consumers can expect to pay more. According to The Blade Plus, Georgian farmers are expecting to produce crops of up to 120 million lbs, three times larger than the previous year. This is an 'on' year for pecan crops. Prices remain high due to the festive season but are expected to drop in the New Year. "I've seen retail prices of between US$8.00-9.00/lb, " said a researcher at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.