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Pecan crop is healthy but smaller this year

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Despite the drought this summer, the pecan crop is looking okay. It's not as big as last year but growers are still pleased with the product during a very dry growing season.

We stopped by Cromartie Pecan's warehouse in Albany. Workers loaded 1,100 pound sacks of pecans for shellers to come in and bid on.

Grower Keith Cromartie says he's been harvesting since mid-October and will continue through Christmas.

"It's a good crop," said Cromartie Pecan Grower, Keith Cromartie. "Not a bumper crop by any means but it's a good sized crop."

Georgia farmers expect to harvest fewer pecans this year, but they say the quality of this year's pecans is good and prices are up too. 

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