Central Georgia Growers Worry Over Pecan Thefts
Thursday, May 17th, 2012
The Georgia Pecan Commodity Board will meet all day Thursday for its annual budget meeting at the Georgia Farm Bureau in Macon. One of the many topics that will be discussed at the meeting is pecan theft, which some farmers say has increased over the past few years.
Pecans have become a rising cash crop because of an increase in demand from around the world.
"The demand from global markets, particularly China, has got us in a situation where we're seeing more of a demand than we're seeing a supply," said Duke Lane, Jr., President of Lane Southern Orchards in Fort Valley, where pecans are one of the foods that they grow.