Texas Pecans Could Be More Expensive This Year Thanks to 2018’s Drought, Heavy Rains

Drought in parts of Texas last year, followed by above-average rain in the fall could make pecans more expensive this year.Kinley Sorrells of Sorrells Farms in Comanche County told KTVT-TV (Channel 11) that a dry spring and summer threatened his pecan crops, and then a rainier-than-average fall made it too wet to harvest.“We went through an extremely dry summer. Really, April through August, mid-September [there was] maybe 2 inches total, at best,” Sorrells told the station. “And then it started to rain about the 15th of September. We’ve had approximately 35 inches of rain mid-September, October, November and December.”Dallas-Fort Worth recorded its wettest fall on record, with 29.21 inches of rain between September through November, and an additional 4.55 inches in December, according to the National Weather Service. In all, Dallas-Fort Worth recorded 55.51 inches of rain in 2018, making it the second-wettest year on record.  Continue reading...

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