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Christmas Tree Prices Are Up. Blame Nutella?

Original Story from the Bloomberg News
By Adam Allington

The great Christmas tree shortage of 2017 is real and it could be Nutella’s fault. Or, more specifically, it could be partly because of China’s growing taste for the iconic chocolate-hazelnut confection.

In some parts of the U.S., Christmas tree lots emptied out sooner than usual, and the...

Rogue Ales Releases Hazelnut Brown Nectar in Cans

Original Story from Brewbound

NEWPORT, Ore. – Open up to hazelnuts with Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Rogue’s Oregon twist on a classic European Brown Ale. Hazelnut Brown Nectar is now available in 12-ounce cans and is newly redesigned. The updated design features a hand-drawn cracked hazelnut, bringing the Pacific Northwest twist to the inside and out.

“It was time for a new...

Nutella-maker Ferrero seeks to crack Turkish grip on hazelnuts

Original story from

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Chocolate makers’ dependence on hazelnuts from a single major producer, Turkey, has sent Italy’s Ferrero SpA searching for new suppliers to satisfy consumer cravings, from eastern Canada to Chile and Australia.

Organic hazelnuts are shown for sale in a health food store in Encinitas, California, U.S. October 25, 2017....

Oregon initial hazelnut price drops below $1 per pound

Original Story from Capital Press

Oregon farmers will receive at least 96.5 cents per pound of hazelnuts this year, a decrease of 18 percent from last year’s initial price.

The price slide comes at a time when hazelnut growers are also expecting lower yields, with Oregon’s total production projected to be 36,000 tons, down from 44,000 tons...

Going nuts for solar energy

Original Story from Pamplin Media

The next time you enjoy a Nutella sandwich, you can feel good knowing those hazelnuts likely came from a sustainable source.

The Northwest Hazelnut Co. — based in Hubbard, just north of Woodburn — just celebrated completion of its solar array project, which nearly eliminates its carbon footprint and makes it the...

Oregon hazelnut growers face small crop, lower prices

Original Story from Capital Press

Oregon’s hazelnut industry appears headed for turbulence as harvest begins, with domestic production projected to drop while global factors may weigh down prices.

Meanwhile, packers and growers haven’t been able to agree on an initial price for the crop, potentially requiring them to undergo mediation and arbitration.

Hazelnut production in Oregon —...

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Naomi Inman, Director of Public Relations and Communications at Northwest Hazelnut Company, enjoys her nutty job managing all hazelnut-related news and information. From health aspects to sustainability to product innovation and international trade, she can help direct your questions and inquiries. Naomi has a master’s degree in Journalism and Public Policy that informs her work, spreading the word about the unrivaled flavor of hazelnuts.