With the weather in Turkey being abnormally cold with harsh frosts, the normally lucrative Hazelnut industry may stand to take a very hard hit.With Turkey being the majority provider of hazelnuts worldwide at 70%, many industries that utilize hazelnuts are scrambling to stock up before it’s too late. While this is a devastating situation for Turkey, it may present a new opportunity for many domestic Hazelnut growers in the US. Those who are considering the option of purchasing domestically are setting their sights on Oregon. Oregon produces 99% of the nation’s hazelnuts. The fate of the Turkish hazelnut crops is still unclear, but the option for Oregon could be an amazing opportunity.
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