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He's growing his business during a labor shortage. "I'm optimistic."

Nov 3, 2021
R.G. Lamar of Stuckey's Corp. bought pecan-shelling and candymaking facilities in rural Georgia. There's demand, but not enough workers.
R.G. Lamar on his pecan farm in 2018.
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Georgian pecans are popular in China, where tariffs just shot up

Jul 5, 2018
We visit a farm in Georgia that sells 60 percent of their nuts to China.
Lamar Pecan Company in Hawkinsville, GA.
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Almonds get the glory, now pecans want the spotlight

Sep 10, 2015
Farmers are lobbying for a federal order to build a marketing fund.

As walnut prices rise, consumers look to pecans

May 18, 2015
With years of drought in California affecting nut production, some farmers are looking at other places and other nuts to grow.