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  • Western Innovator: Transparency key for hazelnut packerWestern Innovator: Transparency key for hazelnut packer
    By By MATEUSZ PERKOWSKI Capital Press The prospect of negotiating against his neighbors didn’t appeal to Larry George as he began scaling up his hazelnut packing operation. George had delved into processing as a way to add value to his parents’ hazelnuts, but expanding the business would mean haggling to… Read more »
  • US hazelnut harvest on the horizon: 3 things buyers need to knowUS hazelnut harvest on the horizon: 3 things buyers need to know
    Oregon is gearing up for a strong Fall harvest of high-quality hazelnuts12+ varieties, 6 ingredient forms supporting specific needs for customizable solutionsExperts available to optimize orders throughout the buying seasonHazelnuts Insight:  Oregon hazelnut growers are preparing for a successful harvest, expecting to bring to market 60,000 tons of premium fresh… Read more »
  • Family Has Deep Roots in Hazelnut IndustryFamily Has Deep Roots in Hazelnut Industry
    By CRAIG REED For the Capital Press Hazelnuts are the main crop at Bush’s Fern View Farms, an agricultural operation a few miles west of Junction City, Ore. Dwayne and Jean Bush own the farm that includes 500 acres of hazelnut trees. Craig Reed for the Capital Press Hazelnuts are… Read more »
  • Hazelnut M&M’s Have A Brand-New Recipe And People Think It’s A Big Improvement Upon The OriginalHazelnut M&M’s Have A Brand-New Recipe And People Think It’s A Big Improvement Upon The Original
    Original post in Delish.com There’s really only one way to settle this debate, you know: Try ‘em out for yourself. by KORIN MILLER When Mars first rolled out Hazelnut Spread M&M’s last year, people were pretty excited. After all, hazelnut + chocolate = a winning combo. But apparently you can improve upon perfection… Read more »
  • Hazelnut Growers in Pacific Northwest Help Neighborhood RestaurantHazelnut Growers in Pacific Northwest Help Neighborhood Restaurant
    Original post in FSRmagazine.com Sisters Stacey Chapman and Janae Barton, with her husband Corey Barton, have owned the Aurora Colony Pub in rural Marion County for five years. Due to the state government’s Stay Home Order because of COVID-19, the Aurora Colony Pub and other restaurant owners like them are now limited… Read more »
  • Disaster Aid Available for Hazelnut, Winegrape GrowersDisaster Aid Available for Hazelnut, Winegrape Growers
    Original post in Capital Pressby George Plaven Heavy snow in February caused damage to mature hazelnut trees at Garry Rodakowski’s farm in Vida, Ore. Congress has approved a federal disaster relief package including $11 million for hazelnut growers whose crops were impacted by winter storms.[Photo credit: Garry Rodakowski] PORTLAND —… Read more »
  • White House Is Listening To America’s Hazelnut FarmersWhite House Is Listening To America’s Hazelnut Farmers
    Original post in CD Media Staff Larry George of Northwest Hazelnut Company sells 50% of American hazelnuts. 99% hazelnuts produced in America come from Oregon. George gave CDMedia a follow-up interview to our last conversation regarding the trade war with one of his biggest customers — China. George has continued to meet… Read more »
  • Oregon Hazelnut Industry Plans for Vigorous Chinese Export MarketOregon Hazelnut Industry Plans for Vigorous Chinese Export Market
    Chinese Consul General Forecasts Rising Demand for Oregon’s Large Inshell Hazelnuts Ambassador Wang addressed more than 200 Oregon hazelnut growers February 25, in Salem, Ore., forecasting growing Chinese demand for in-shell hazelnuts, a holiday favorite among Chinese families. [Photo: Northwest Hazelnut Company] HUBBARD, Ore. (March 2, 2020) – Northwest Hazelnut… Read more »
  • Northwest Hazelnut Presents Gift to Chinese Ambassador for COVID-19 Efforts by Red CrossNorthwest Hazelnut Presents Gift to Chinese Ambassador for COVID-19 Efforts by Red Cross
    Chinese Ambassador Wang assures Oregon hazelnut farmers of rising Chinese demand HUBBARD, Ore. – At Northwest Hazelnut Company’s annual breakfast and seminar for Oregon Hazelnut farmers in Salem earlier this month, Larry George and Shaun George of Northwest Hazelnut Company presented Chinese Consul General Wang Donghua (Ambassador Wang) with a… Read more »
  • Chinese Diplomat’s Visit a Good Omen for Oregon Hazelnut GrowersChinese Diplomat’s Visit a Good Omen for Oregon Hazelnut Growers
    Original post in Capital Press by Mateusz Perkowski China’s consul general in San Francisco, Wang Donghua, speaks to hazelnut growers on Feb. 25 in Salem, Ore., with Larry George, president of the George Packing Co., in the background. [photo: George Packing Co.] SALEM, Ore. — As U.S. crop sectors jostle… Read more »

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