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  • Andy and Sherrie Alberding: Orchard owners learn as they growAndy and Sherrie Alberding: Orchard owners learn as they grow
    Original Article: Capital Press ROSEBURG, Ore. — When Andy and Sherrie Alberding finally purchased a country home and property, they also got themselves a new learning opportunity “I’ve wanted to buy property in the country since I was a kid,” said Andy Alberding, now 46. “It’s really cool to have… Read more »
  • Jesse and Rachel Nielsen: Hazelnuts a family affairJesse and Rachel Nielsen: Hazelnuts a family affair
    Original Article: Capital Press ROSEBURG, Ore. — When part of the family ranch was made available for sale, Jesse and Rachel Nielsen didn’t hesitate to move back to Douglas County. In 2007, the couple purchased 80 acres of the ranch’s bottomland that parallels the Umpqua River. Jesse had grown up… Read more »
  • Oak Park Farms: Efficiencies are key to hazelnutsOak Park Farms: Efficiencies are key to hazelnuts
    Original Article: Captial Press SHEDD, Ore. — Oak Park Farms dates back to 1850, when Washington L. Coon took out a donation land claim in Linn County, Ore., eight years before the first hazelnut was planted in the state. He returned to Pennsylvania to marry Susan, a widow with children,… Read more »
  • Melcher family: Hazelnut business expandsMelcher family: Hazelnut business expands
    Original Article: Capital Press ST. PAUL, Ore. — Ken and June Melcher came to Oregon from Nebraska in 1957 with the express aim of farming hazelnuts. They found a 100-acre farm in St. Paul, Ore., that included an established 40-acre hazelnut orchard. They also grew several types of berries and… Read more »
  • Local essential business supports neighboring restaurants Phil Hawkins Friday, March 27, 2020Northwest Hazelnut Company purchases lunches for staff from restaurants in Aurora, Woodburn and Wilsonville With Gov. Kate Brown’s executive order for Oregonians to stay home to help stop the spread of COVID-19, restaurants have been among the hardest hit small… Read more »
  • Oregon hazelnut orchards sustain severe ice damageOregon hazelnut orchards sustain severe ice damage
    Hazelnut trees across Oregon’s Willamette Valley have lost limbs or collapsed under the weight of ice that accumulated over the weekend, requiring extensive pruning or replacement. While many trees were flexible enough to bounce back once the ice melted, some toppled over or cracked in half from the strain. “I… Read more »
  • Western Innovator: Couple takes on sweet side of hazelnutsWestern Innovator: Couple takes on sweet side of hazelnuts
    Though they’re no strangers to direct-to-consumer farm sales, Ryan and Rachel Henderson have discovered a new set of challenges with their online hazelnut confectionery business. The Henderson family has been selling fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers straight to the public for four decades from their Thistledown Farm in Junction City,… Read more »
  • Governor appoints two new Board of Agriculture members and re-appoints two moreGovernor appoints two new Board of Agriculture members and re-appoints two more
    Oregon Governor Kate Brown has appointed Elin D. Miller of Roseburg and Josh Zielinski of Salem to serve on the Oregon State Board of Agriculture. Both appointments were effective October 29, 2020 and each will serve a four-year term. Miller and Zielinski will attend their first Board of Agriculture meeting… Read more »
  • Hazelnut Marketing Board Projects Record Crop in OregonHazelnut Marketing Board Projects Record Crop in Oregon
    The Hazelnut Marketing Board has concluded its annual Subjective Yield Survey, and the numbers look promising for the 2020 harvest. According to the survey, the harvest projects to be approximately 59,000 tons, which would be a record yield for Oregon’s hazelnut growers. The Hazelnut Marketing Board stresses that the Subjective… Read more »
  • 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 »

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