The United States is the world's largest producer of walnuts. This rule establishes a marketing agreement and an order (order) for nuts grown in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas. The order gives authority to collect industry data and conduct research and promotion activities. In addition, the order authorizes the industry to recommend the regulation of grade, quality and size, as well as the regulation of containers and containers, subject to approval by the Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The program will be funded through evaluations of walnut handlers grown in the production area and will be administered locally, under the supervision of the USDA, by a board of seventeen producers and shellers (manipulators) appointed by the industry and appointed by the USDA. The average price of improved walnuts has been consistently above that of the U.S. UU. In part, this price difference is due to differences in quality, meat yield and differences in quantities produced.
He said that some walnut operations in California have changed or added nuts to orchards where walnuts are more adapted to soil conditions. The Pecan Producers Council states that more than 90% of Mexican nuts were contractually committed this year, causing the price of U.S. walnut imports from Mexico to reach an all-time high last year, with about 78 million pounds of nuts in shells and 107 million pounds of nuts without shells, representing a combined total of 185 million pounds. The walnut harvest has been in harvest for several years, and Arizona has been increasing its walnut acres at a surprising rate over the past three years and is starting to show its strength, as a potential actor from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the approval of a federal marketing order (FMO) for walnuts by an overwhelming majority of walnut producers in the 15-state production area of the country.
Growing pecan trees requires a large initial investment, as it takes 7 to 10 years before a pecan tree starts producing a full supply of nuts. Depending on the variety, pecan trees require 205 to 233 frost-free days for walnuts to reach maturity, restricting nut production to southern states. In the 1930s, Deane Stahman, one of the world's largest walnut producers and marketers, built the first walnut orchard in New Mexico. Hurricane Michael severely damaged Georgia's walnut harvest two years ago, so the southwestern states have been gaining ground by competing to be the largest producer of walnuts.