High Priced Pecans Could be Next Target for Thieves
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Money may not grow on trees, but the 2011 pecan crop may be the next best thing. Evans County UGA Extension agent Mike Dollar said prices haven't been this good in years for pecan growers, or thieves.
"With pecans selling for $3 per pound or so, if somebody's under a couple of trees for a couple of hours, they can get several hundred dollars worth," he noted. "If you have a few thousand pounds already harvested under your shed already picked up, it could get in the $10,000 or $20,000 range easily."
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