AUSTIN Shipping Point Prices for December 3, 2019 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 US_FV140 TEXAS PECAN REPORT (via Phoenix, Arizona) PECANS PRICES PAID TO GROWERS TEXAS (Central, South, Eastern Areas) Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were very light. Demand was good for good quality pecans. Pawnee, Cheyenne and Choctaw are currently being harvested, as well as Natives. Harvesting is expected to increase during the weeks leading up to Christmas. The weather forecast for the coming week calls for low temperatures from the low 30s to the mid-60s, with high temperatures in the mid-40s to the low 80s. There is a 0-10 percent chance of precipitation from Tuesday, December 3 through Sunday, December 8. The retail gift pack market is fairly active. Due to very light volumes, some buyers are making purchases from other production areas or are waiting for additional availability of pecans. Prices paid to growers (from noon Tuesday, November 26, 2019 through noon Tuesday, December 3, 2019) 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 (deliveries very light) 50-54% meat yield 175-240 mostly 185-225 Choctaw (deliveries very light) 50-54% meat yield 175-240 mostly 185-225 Pawnee (deliveries very light) 50-54% meat yield 175-240 mostly 185-225 Natives/Seedlings (deliveries light) machine harvested 100-125, yard tree lots 85-95 THE NEXT TEXAS PECAN REPORT IS SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019.