Western Region Pecans: Light Deliveries, Harvest Nearly Done

    Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were light. Demand was moderate. Harvesting continues to conclude in most areas, and overall is approximately 95 percent complete. Deliveries of nuts are expected to continue throughout the month of February.

    Buying interest displayed by end users was fairly light for in-shell, gift pack use, and moderate for commercial sheller use as shellers continue to utilize inventories on hand or make purchases from other production areas. Some growers are delaying making marketing decisions, opting to concentrate on harvesting and accumulating supplies for sale at a later date. Trading was slow for in-shell and gift pack uses. Deliveries and purchases of Improved varieties mostly Western Schley were light.

    The weather forecast for the balance of the week calls for low temperatures in the low 20s to low 40s, with highs in the upper 30s to low 70s. No precipitation is projected for Tuesday, January 27 or Wednesday, January 28. A 10-30 percent chance of precipitation is projected for Thursday, January 29, a 90-100 percent chance of precipitation on Friday, January 30, and a 20-80 percent chance of precipitation for Saturday, January 31 through Sunday, February 1.

    Prices paid to growers (from noon Tuesday, January 20, 2015 to noon Tuesday, January 27, 2015) at buyers delivery point or F.O.B. the orchard including direct sales to end users, cents per pound in-shell of generally good
    quality pecans in lots of 20,000 pounds or less unless otherwise stated.

    • Western Schley deliveries insufficient to establish market.


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