Shipping Point Pecan Report - Phoenix, AZ
PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of December 3, 2019  
 
Provided by:  USDA Specialty Crops Market News Division
                       Federal-State Market News Service, USDA.
 
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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.