Crop Update: October 29, 2020

Posted October 29, 2020

The Black Walnut Harvest is still going! The past week has seen a pause as rain continued to put a “damper” on nut picking. But that’s about to change, with clear days and nice fall weather for the next week or so. So we’re hoping for a big surge of activity at hulling stations this weekend […]

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Crop Update: October 22, 2020

Posted October 22, 2020

The Black Walnut Harvest is still going strong!  The weather has changed a little in the past week, with some rain and cooler days, then warmer before a cold snap. Most Missouri hulling stations still report steady activity, with nicer days a little stronger. At this point, nearly six million pounds of wild Black Walnuts […]

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Crop Update: October 13, 2020

Posted October 13, 2020

The Black Walnut Harvest is in full swing!  With beautiful weather for the first two weeks of October, hulling stations report good activity. At this point, nearly two-million pounds of wild Black Walnuts have been turned in, which is a much stronger pace than last year.  With most nuts down now, operators expect the pace to […]

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Crop Update: September 30, 2020

Posted October 1, 2020

The Black Walnut Harvest is here! Beginning tomorrow, October 1, over 200 hulling stations throughout Missouri and 10 other Midwestern states will open to buy freshly-fallen Black Walnuts harvested by hand from thousands of people in rural areas. The opening price is the highest ever — $16 per hundred pounds (after hulling), and $15 per […]

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Crop Update: December 3, 2019

Posted December 4, 2019

The annual Black Walnut Harvest is complete, with a total of over 12 million pounds of wild nuts picked up by thousands of people in 13 states. The pace for the first 3 weeks was slow, as most nuts stayed on the trees. Then it picked up a bit with nice weather in early November. […]

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Crop Update: November 4th, 2019

Posted November 4, 2019

The annual Black Walnut Harvest has been going on across the Midwest since October 1. The pace for the first three weeks was slow, as most nuts stayed on the trees.  But last week, with strong winds, cold air and some nice days, the pace has increased — through November 1, our harvest total is […]

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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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