|Loading pecans in a hopper-bottom truck|
The down side of the 2012 crop year has been the total collapse of the pecan market. Prices started low and fell further as the season progressed. Just like Wall Street, the pecan industry periodically goes through a market correction following years of inflated inshell prices (2010 & 2011). Growers blame the shellers. Shellers blame the banks. Banks blame the Government. But in the end, extreme price fluctuations hurt the entire industry.
|Our pecans were fed into a belt elevator|