The Oregon Natural Resources Report - Agricultural News from Oregon

Blue Diamond closes Oregon Hazelnut farm

June 18, 2013

Blue Diamond Ending Salem Hazelnut Operationhazelnuts
By Natural Resource News Note,

Blue Diamond Growers is discontinuing the hazelnut operation at its packing plant in Salem and will put the plant up for sale. That will leave Oregon with four major hazelnut packers along with some smaller ones. The cooperative has referred hazelnut farmers to another packer who can accept the crop. The company cited lack of growth in volume of in-shell hazelnuts, high price of hazelnuts paid to farmers in recent years and the challenge of adding value with shelled hazelnuts due to the dominance of Turkish exports which determined prices. Blue Diamond will now focus its business on almonds.

  
Print This Post Print This Post    Email This Post Email This Post

Discuss this article

no comments yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the following question to confirm that you are a real person: *

Natural Resource Headlines



Top Business News

 

Top Natural Resource News

 

Top Faith News

 

Copyright © 2019, OregonReport. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use - Copyright - Legal Policy | Contact Oregon Report

--> --> -->