Nicole Taylor is joined by pecan farmer Ben Ackerley on this week's episode of Hot Grease. Tune in to hear about the different varieties and strains of pecans, and hear how Ben got into farming in the first place. Also listen as Nicole runs through the weeks food headlines, including a win for the Immokalee workers and commentary on the recent Chipotle Farm Aid commercial that aired during the Grammy's. Finally, Nicole has a Hot Five for food superstars. This program was sponsored by Hearst Ranch.


"The recent drought along with an increase in demand [from China] has put a lot of pressure on the pecan industry."

"Pecans have a longer shelf life than most fruits and vegetables. At room temperature they are good for up to six months."

--Pecan farmer Ben Ackerly on Hot Grease