AgAmerica Team Heads to Field Day for Georgia Pecans

As the industry continues to expand, Georgia pecans will be front and center at the Growers’ Fall Field Day on September 8

The pecan industry is growing by leaps and bounds. Pecans are a big ag commodity in Georgia, and the numbers show that Georgia pecans are the fastest growing segment in the pecan industry. The thousands of newly planted acres of Georgia pecans will likely be front and center at the Georgia Pecan Growers Fall Field Day this September 8 in Baconton, Georgia. Pecan growers and industry leaders from all over the state will converge to discuss central themes affecting producers. AgAmerica Lending senior correspondent lender Ethan Cooper plans to also attend and confer with growers on the issues they face in the field. See a preview of the event’s topic below.Read More


Crops in the News: UGA Talks Pecan Acreage Increase

Why the recent large pecan acreage increase is good for the pecan industry.

The pecan industry is currently experiencing high growth throughout the U.S. An ag commodity that is in high demand is usually seen as a positive, but the rapid growth of the industry—mainly the latest pecan acreage increase—has some worried that the industry is growing too fast. Some worry that the industry could suffer harm from the surplus created by the increases in planted tree acreage. Take a look at the details of the issue below.
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Land Lenders Offer Insight on Georgia Crops

This winter’s warm and wet weather has many people talking, but one group not singing the praises of the unseasonably warm and wet weather are southern ag producers. Growers in Georgia have a whole host of complaints against the El Niño weather pattern that has brought rain and warm temperatures to the southeast. Unfortunately, the abnormal weather has disrupted the cold weather cycle that so many of Georgia’s ag products need in order to grow and flourish.

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How the El Niño Weather Pattern is Affecting Peach Crops and Other Farms in the Southeast

This winter’s unseasonably warm weather due to the El Niño pattern has been greatly welcomed by most, but not so for some ag producers in the southeastern portions of the country. Producers such as blueberry and pecan growers have experienced a packet of woes from the warm weather that spread across the Southeast in December and January.

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