Oklahoma pecan crop on the rebound
BY JENNIFER PALMER NewsOK.com
Sunday, December 23, 2012
12/23/12 at 3:19 AM
During last year's pecan harvest, John Grundmann was sacking candy to keep busy.
Drought decimated the crop, and there just weren't any nuts to crack and shell at his business, the state's only commercial pecan sheller, Valley View Pecan Co. in Shawnee.
This year is different.
"I've got something to do this year," Grundmann said with the sounds of a busy season around him.
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Original Print Headline: Pecan crop on the rebound
Josh Grundmann checks the moisture content of a batch of native pecans at Valley View Pecan Co. in Shawnee. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates Oklahoma's pecan production at more than four times last year's crop. DAVID MCDANIEL / The Oklahoman
Jimmy and Brinda Mize inspect by hand the native pecans at Valley View Pecan Co. in Shawnee. Oklahoma pecans are going for 60 to 70 cents a pound, the USDA said. DAVID MCDANIEL / The Oklahoman