PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 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 IX FV140 WESTERN REGION PECAN REPORT. PECAN PRICES PAID TO GROWERS ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO AND WEST TEXAS (via Phoenix, Arizona) Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were very light. Demand was good for good quality pecans. Harvesting is in its early stages, but is expected to increase seasonally. Harvested quality has been variable. The weather forecast for the next week calls for low temperatures in the low 30s to mid-40s with highs in the low 50s to low 70s. There is a chance of precipitation most days the upcoming week, with as high as a 40 percent chance projected for Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8. The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimates New Mexico�s pecan crop to total 97 million pounds this season. Buying interest displayed by end users was fairly active 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 or wait for additional availability of nuts. Trading was fairly active for in- shell and gift pack uses. Deliveries and purchases of Improved varieties mostly Western Schley were light. Some growers are deferring making marketing decisions, opting instead to concentrate on harvesting and storing nuts for later sale. Prices paid to growers (from the start of the season through noon Tuesday, December 3, 2019) 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 53-58% meat yield 180-215 mostly 200 occasional higher and lower, yard tree lots 115-130 THIS IS THE FIRST PECAN REPORT FOR THE 2019 WESTERN REGION. THE NEXT WESTERN REGION REPORT IS SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019.