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Pecan futures 

"You raised the price I get by 600 percent? You are my best friend."

— Randy Hudson, owner of Hudson Pecan Company in Ocilla, Ga., and vice president of the National Pecan Growers Council, quoted in a New York Times article about 90 percent of his company's crop going to Chinese markets. A bad growing season coupled with rapidly increasing demand for pecans (bi gen guo) in China has pushed up prices during the holidays.

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