CROP UPDATE: November 12, 2018

Posted November 12, 2018

The Black Walnut harvest is winding down and the last of the nuts are coming in to the plant. Most hullers finished buying last week as the weather turns much colder – even with snow today in much of the harvest area. Total purchases through Monday Nov. 12 are almost 12 million pounds, which is […]

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CROP UPDATE: October 31, 2018

Posted October 31, 2018

—Harvest Activity Strong with 1 Week to Go— The Black Walnut harvest is heading for the home stretch looking stronger!  With activity at most hullers picking up in the last few days, we expect to see a lot more nuts brought in before the harvest winds up.   Buying will continue at all 220 locations […]

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CROP UPDATE: October 15, 2018

Posted October 16, 2018

–Activity Building after Slow Start– The Black Walnut harvest is officially 2 weeks old, and it’s moving a little more slowly than expected.  Total purchases are about 3.3 million pounds.  With an estimate of 19 million pounds for the season, there’s a lot of nut picking left to do! The pace should “pick up” this […]

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CROP UPDATE: September 28, 2018

Posted September 28, 2018

It’s Black Walnut Week in the state of Missouri!  Governor Parson has so declared, recognizing the impact of wild Black Walnuts in rural communities as Stockton celebrates its 58th annual Black Walnut Festival. Plus, we’re only a few days away from the beginning of the 2018 harvest season.  Beginning this Monday, October 1, thousands of […]

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CROP UPDATE: September 4, 2018

Posted September 5, 2018

The nuts became more visible as they grew, until by July we could tell whether a tree
would produce many this year. We travelled extensively through the 15 state buying
region, especially Missouri which usually produces 65% of the harvest. And we talked
with hulling station operators all over, along with others involved in agriculture to
understand many views of how the 2018 crop was developing.

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