Shipping Point Pecan Report - Austin, TX
AUSTIN Shipping Point Prices as of December 5, 2017.

Provided by: USDA Specialty Crops Market News Division
             Federal-State Market News Service, USDA.

Phone: (602) 514-7210    Fax: (602) 514-7215
Recorder:  (404) 366-0360
 
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TEXAS PECAN REPORT (via Phoenix, Arizona)


TEXAS (Central, South, Eastern Areas) 

Deliveries by growers to delivery points were light. Demand was good for 
good quality pecans. Harvesting is expected to remain about steady this 
week, and to increase next week. Much buying interest continues for the 
export trade to China. 
 
Demand was fairly good for the retail and gift pack trade. Due to 
continued light volumes, buyers are making purchases from other 
production areas or are waiting for additional availability of pecans.

Weather forecast for this week shows lows in the upper 20s to low 40s and 
highs in the low 40s to low 70s. On Wednesday, December 6, there is a 40-
100 percent chance of precipitation across most of the state.

Prices paid to growers (from noon Tuesday, November 28, 2017 through noon 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017) at buyers delivery points or F.O.B. the 
orchard including direct sales to end users, cents per pound in-shell 
of generally good quality in lots of 20,000 pounds or less unless 
otherwise stated.

Cheyenne, Choctaw, Pawnee and Wichita (deliveries insufficient to 
establish market) 

Natives/Seedlings (deliveries light) machine harvested 38% or better meat 
yield 120-170 mostly 140-150 occasional higher and lower yard tree lots 
80-110 mostly 80-100 occasional higher and lower


THE NEXT TEXAS REPORT IS SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 
12, 2017