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Pecan Harvest 2015 at Texas A&M

We have completed harvesting, processing and retailing 60 percent of our 2015 pecan crop at the Texas A&M Orchard. Our current 2015 crop was a surprise. In the November 2014 Pecan South, we reported an outstanding very large 2014 crop and suggested a sizable 2015 crop would be unlikely. However, this year’s crop was even...

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While I write this, we are in the midst of an election. Never-ending political ads blur the television screen and radio waves. Ceaseless mud-slinging and overt bashing of opponents is seemingly the only way races are played out in the public these days. It’s enough to make your eyes and ears bleed. Yes, 2014 is...

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Pecan Quality and Price

Way back in November 1969, Bluefford Handcock and I judged the Menard County Pecan Show with Duncan Wilson and Sam Kuykendall. After the show, Duncan gave Bluefford a free deer hunt on the ranch, but he did not get his big buck that day. Mr. Hancock feels the sights were off on Duncan’s rifle. The...

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