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 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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CROP UPDATE: November 7th, 2017.

Posted November 8, 2017

The 2017 Harvest of wild Black Walnuts is just about over. Most of the 238 hulling locations in 14 states finished yesterday. However, a few locations remain open for folks to bring in the last of their harvest – most of them in the eastern areas of Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky where the harvest has […]

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CROP UPDATE: October 17th

Posted October 17, 2017

Harvest of wild Black Walnuts continues this week, as beautiful weather is forecast throughout the Midwest.  With most nuts now off the trees, this may be the biggest week of the season – thousands of people will enjoy the outdoors, picking up the nuts that fall naturally in yards and field. And taking them to […]

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Harvest Black Walnuts for a High Price This Fall!

Posted September 8, 2016

It’s almost Black Walnut harvest time! The Black Walnut crop looks much better than last year, especially around Stockton and in much of southwest Missouri. Our procurement team has surveyed the 2016 crop. We’re seeing a lot of nuts on many trees, although in parts of Missouri and other states the crop looks fair. Over-all, […]

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2015 Harvest Wrap-Up

Posted December 4, 2015

The 2015 Black Walnut Harvest was smaller than usual.  At 9.3 million pounds, the crop was shorter than 2014’s near-average harvest of 22 million pounds.  We’re thankful that 2013 was a strong 3o million pounds, providing good carry-in prior to fall harvest for both 2014 and 2015.  Our customers should have plenty of Black Walnut […]

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Harvest is Winding Down

Posted November 4, 2015

The 2015 Black Walnut Harvest is just about over.  While hulling stations in Missouri and most areas have closed, several in the eastern areas of Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan remain open for the next week or so.  That’s because the harvest is stronger there and folks are still bringing in nuts – and we […]

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Last Official Weekend of Harvest!

Posted October 30, 2015

With just a few days left, the Black Walnut Harvest is winding down. We have 215 hulling stations in 11 states continuing to buy the wild crop through this Monday, November 2. The harvest has been a little shorter than expected, so we’re hoping for nice weather this weekend. We’re also still hopeful that the […]

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