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Trade War Leads To New Challenges For Oklahoma Pecan Producers

Aug 28, 2019
An Oklahoma State University orchard worker shakes a pecan tree at harvest last year. Producers say this year’s still-growing crop could be the largest in five years.
Todd Johnson / Oklahoma State University Department of Agriculture

Oklahoma’s pecan producers expect the largest crop yield in years. But trade tensions with China, the largest buyer of U.S. pecans, could make exporting the product difficult. Journal Record editor Russell Ray discusses the industry’s challenges in Oklahoma and how growers are attempting to reach the domestic market amid foreign tariffs.