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Abbeville, LA

#1 Oct 1, 2012
Unbelievable...I called today to find out the price and I got quoted .35...wtf...I can remember them paying .90 last year!! Thought Thobodeaux Feed had a contract with China to pay more????

“Karma is my friend”

Since: Feb 11

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#2 Oct 1, 2012
Right ON!
Looks like I can afford to buy US grown pecans this year.
Support your American farmer!!
Bertrand

Kaplan, LA

#3 Oct 2, 2012
Yea little disappointed on price too...thats not even worth the time you spend picking the pecans. They told me it's because there is an abundance from last year don't see how that's possible when everyone I Talked to ( including myself) had a bad year last year. Very upset!

Since: Dec 11

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#4 Oct 2, 2012
Hell you could make a killing selling them on the side of the road. Think I might!

“Karma is my friend”

Since: Feb 11

Look over your shoulder

#5 Oct 2, 2012
NOTFADEAWAY wrote:
Hell you could make a killing selling them on the side of the road. Think I might!
Sounds like the perfect job for a successful CEO of a Corporation like yourself.

The obese white woman on the side of the road selling rotten pecans and grilled cheese sandwiches with pink lipstick smeared on her teeth.

Since: Dec 11

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#6 Oct 2, 2012
Thank you for confirming the fact that you have no clue. Lmao! You forget I'm Cajun! Born with the earth between my toes! Succesful but down to earth. Crawl back into your wine bottle.
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Abbeville, LA

#7 Oct 2, 2012
Dawn Marcelle wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like the perfect job for a successful CEO of a Corporation like yourself.

The obese white woman on the side of the road selling rotten pecans and grilled cheese sandwiches with pink lipstick smeared on her teeth.
Your gross woman!
Bertrand

Kaplan, LA

#8 Oct 3, 2012
Grilled cheese and pecans? Doesn't sound like a good combination to me. But was seriously thinking about selling them myself....besides if NOTFADEAWAY is a successful CEO of a corporation they're successful for a reason and advice given may be worth listening to. Oh and who seriously still wears pink lipstick? If you were supporting the American farmer that would be great but I don't call 35/lb supporting.
MrsCuldesac

United States

#9 Oct 3, 2012
The only thing Dawn supports is her crazy lieing book! She really thinks she belongs in this forum, may it be about pecans, pink lipstick, or grilled cheese! If you would ever see her, even pink lipstick would look good! Hey, pink is pretty! Lol lol I love pecans and when you put butter into a skillet and stir in pecans! Ash the best pecans ever! Yummy

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

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#10 Oct 3, 2012
I stopped by Bergeron's Pecan shelling plant yesterday for a visit. The opening price for hand picked natives is indeed 35. Prices will improve after some of last years on the ground crop is diluted by quality current season harvest.
Machine picked and cleaned prices should start out at 60. Hopefully things will improve from there. I will post a link later today when I have time where you can find delivered in the shell prices and point price for pecan meat in the US and Mexico.

I wouldnt expect any hope of recieving the prices of the last two years. China has indeed cut it's purchases to a fraction of the last two years for this season.
There are enough nuts unshelled in cold storage on the hospital road and in many places in the US to last an entire season. Don't expect the price of pecan meat to fall anytime soon. All of these high priced nuts, including the cost of storage and refrigeration must be shelled and cleared out before any price reduction will realized. Prolly a full season(year).
Improved varieties will recieve a price premium, with eliotts and Desirables paying the best.

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

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#11 Oct 3, 2012
It's still hard to make it at 60( half to the landowner/half to the harvester/30cents/lb) with the price of fuel and labor.

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

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#12 Oct 3, 2012
Here is the most informative site I've found over the years. I keep it saved in safari at this time of year. I don't think the 2012 reports have officially begun yet. The report is published weekly. If you view it you will find it is very detailed for many areas of the country and many folks will find it surprising that we are not getting our money's worth. Knowledge is power.
I'll explain exactly how pecans prices are SUPPOSED to be set in a later post.
It involved two factors. One set(the POINT price for meat) and one variable(yield).

http://agfax.com/2011/12/06/pecan-price-repor...
MrsCuldesac

United States

#13 Oct 3, 2012
My grandmother used to speak of the fillness( the meat ) in the pecan! Had not heard that in awhile

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

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#14 Oct 3, 2012
MrsCuldesac wrote:
My grandmother used to speak of the fillness( the meat ) in the pecan! Had not heard that in awhile

Lord, I can just see this getting out of hand when DM reads this!
All this talk of meat and nuts, the fullness of the meat and the price of it all!
LOL!
I ain't even got to post about " shakin' the tree" yet!
Junior

Houston, TX

#15 Oct 5, 2012
The price of pecans is just too damned high! Just like the rent, the rent is too damned high!

And the price of gas ... too damned high!

The price of everything is too damned high!

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

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#16 Oct 5, 2012
Junior wrote:
The price of pecans is just too damned high! Just like the rent, the rent is too damned high!
And the price of gas ... too damned high!
The price of everything is too damned high!
Not everything, junior!!!
Pay is too damned low!!! Lol.!
Otherwise, you are correct. Carry on.

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Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

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#17 Oct 5, 2012
I wouldn't call it "good news" but rather "better news.
We sold some pecans today. About 1500 lbs.
I can only give you the price breakdown on two items.
Natives=50cts/lb
Eliotts= 1.00/lb

The price recieved was for machined harvested and cleaned pecans.

Woodsman_1

Since: Jul 10

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#18 Oct 5, 2012
Don't forget to half that.
25 and 50 ain't nothin' to brag about.
Labor is a "labor of love" with no pay. If you wanna scrap and pick between machine pickins' life is good!
Hunt from before daylight to 9.
Pick pecans on your knees for six hours like a madman, till 3. Then go take a stand, again. Pays all the bills and then some. DM will never understand this. She will never understand.
?

Abbeville, LA

#19 Oct 5, 2012
Junior wrote:
The price of pecans is just too damned high! Just like the rent, the rent is too damned high!

And the price of gas ... too damned high!

The price of everything is too damned high!
AMEN!!!!!!!
ugh

Abbeville, LA

#20 Oct 5, 2012
[QUOTE who="?"]<quoted text>AMEN!!!!!!![/QUOTE]
Dont like Pecans, prefer Cashews!!!

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