Moderated by Rick Badie
If you find pecans pricey this holiday season, some credit goes to the Chinese middle class. They’re crazy about pecans produced in Georgia, the nation’s leading producer of the product. Today, we hear from a South Georgia farmer who sells 90 percent of his crop to China. In another topic, a Metro Atlanta Chamber executive writes about his experience as a guest lecturer at China Jiliang University.
China goes nuts for Georgia pecans
By Randy Hudson
What would the holidays be without roasted pecans and pecan pies? It is my job to ensure you never have to worry about having pecans for your holidays.
Pecans have always been a part of the Hudson family of Irwin County. My great-grandfather dug up pecans trees from a local creek bottom and replanted them in one of the first pecan orchards in Georgia. Pecans at that time were used as food for the family, feed for livestock and a small income source. My father, Newt Hudson, raised and educated three