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Georgia pecan farmers

Georgia pecan farmers have thrived for a century. After Hurricane Michael, they’re unsure if they’ll survive another generation.

After Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Hurricane Irma in 2017, and Hurricane Michael in 2018, Georgia's pecan farming industry is suffering. Georgia lost a sixth of its total pecan trees from Hurricane Michael and generations of farmers lost their crops—giving them a long road to recovery. Combined with increasing tariffs, many farmers are uncertain about their future.

Pear and Pecan Flip Cake

From "A New Turn in the South" by Hugh Acheson. This has been a staple of mine for years, and I never tire of it. I love the baked pears and the pecans together. Pecans litter the ground around here for about two months from September until November and my kids have always been pretty savvy to find a rock and crack them open.

Quail with Cornbread Stuffing

From "Around the Southern Table" by Sarah Belk. Three Southern classics are in this recipe: bacon, pecans, and cornbread. They complement the gentle flavor of the quail, which is a good dinner-party choice since it can be stuffed a day in advance.

Chocolate Yummy

Chocolate Yummy might not be part of your dessert vernacular, but in Cajun Country, everybody knows what this dish is. The “yummy” architecture begins with a base of crumbled cookies (usually store-bought), followed by layers of sweetened cream cheese, chocolate pudding, and Cool Whip.

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