There are over 1,000 different types of nuts and they come in a variety of sizes. The United States has an annual harvest of 150 to 200 thousand tons of nuts collected from more than 10 million trees. The top walnut-producing state is Georgia, followed closely by Texas. 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. Farmers sold 54 million pounds of shelled nuts and 210 million pounds of shelled walnuts (NASS, 202 (NMSU) — Cooperative Extension, 201.Depending on the variety, nut trees require 205 to 233 frost-free days for walnuts to reach maturity, restricting nut production to southern states. Peelers not only sell pecan nut, but also nut shells for use in products such as particle board and garden mulches.
Three other states that raise walnut trees and are in the top 15 among producers have publicly declared their love for the state, according to Millican Pecan. Both Alabama and Arkansas have declared that the pecan nut is the state's official nut, while the walnut tree is the state tree of Texas. In the 1930s, Deane Stahman, one of the world's largest walnut producers and marketers, built the first walnut orchard in New Mexico. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the approval of a federal marketing order (FMO) for walnuts by an overwhelming majority of walnut producers in the production area of 15 states 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.