The tree nut farming industry is looking bright. Acreage dedicated to tree nuts rose 14 percent between 2007 and 2012 with four nuts accounting for 97 percent of the acreage in the United States: almonds, pecans, walnuts, and pistachios. Large or small, tree nut orchards require an investment of time, care, and smart financial management. The AgAmerica Lending team is experienced in funding tree nut farm operations from coast to coast.
Tree Nut Industry Overview
Four nuts account for almost all the tree nut acreage in the United States: almonds, pecans, walnuts, and pistachios.
The amount of American farm land in Tree Nut production grew to 2,112,869 acres in 2012, up 14% from 2007.
U.S. pecan production for 2015 is forecast at 272.3 million pounds. Georgia, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Louisiana, and Oklahoma are the top producing states for pecans.
This diversified family farm operation began in the 1930’s with 100 acres and has since grown to over 5,000 acres today. They run a vertically integrated pecan operation – growing, cleaning, and bagging their …