All posts tagged "hazelnut"

  • Asia
    China’s nation-wide poverty-alleviation program may benefit tree nut growers

    China’s exports of walnuts are estimated to drop in MY 2018/19 as result of reduced domestic production. China has been a historical export supplier of walnuts over the last century. Over the past decade or so, China has nearly faded out as a supplier to the world market due to strong domestic...

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    China imports about 60% of Oregon’s hazelnut crop. How hard will tariffs hit farmers and exporters?

    U.S. walnut, mandarin, grape, cherry and peach exports to China are expected to be hit hardest by new tariffs, according to Rabobank. Increasing Chinese demand for the products is expected to partially offset the impacts of the tariffs, but reduced exports will follow. Rabobank predicted milder but significant negative effects for other...

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    Hazelnuts producers in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine want a bigger piece of the pie

    Hazelnuts are a major product for agriculture in Georgia. As one of the country’s top 10 export commodities, they are a source of income for more than 50,000 farmers and dozens of processing facilities. The country’s subtropical climate by the Black Sea shore offers particularly favourable conditions for their growth, luring international...

  • Asia
    The future for hazelnuts is bright – in Bhutan, not in Turkey

    Thirty years ago, Turkey produced 80% of world’s hazelnuts but it has hit its production limit and, as global demand for hazelnuts continues to rise, the country’s dominance is falling. Environmental problems, a difficult political environment and talk about unfair labor inspire large groups to look for other suppliers. Hazelnuts are the...

  • Sorting
    The machine that hears what’s not wanted

    The Coravel is a high-end sorting machine manufactured by Helms Technologie, Ahrensburg. Developed 23 years ago by Dr. Dirk Helms, an engineer from Ahrensburg near Hamburg, Germany, the machine is still standard equipment in many companies today. Axel Breuer talked to Ulrike Helms, the daughter of the company founder, who has been...

  • Featured
    More than 100,000 tons of hazelnuts in three months exported from Turkey

    In the first three months of the 2017-2018 hazelnut season, Turkey exported over 100 thousand tons of...

  • Featured
    Germany-based chocolate maker plans for hazelnut cultivation

    Alfred Ritter is looking at plans to cultivate its own hazelnuts, the second-largest commodity for the Germany-based chocolate...

  • Hazelnuts
    Next five years will be the best for hazelnuts in Australia

    The next five years will be the biggest and best for hazelnuts and ginger, which are expected to see huge increases in production. Demand, and breakthroughs in pest and disease control, are creating fresh opportunities for the two crops. Hazelnuts were first grown in Australia more than 100 year ago but have...

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    Nutellagate: Ferrero quietly reduces hazelnuts in Nutella and consumers do not like it

    Fans of hazelnut spread Nutella have gone nuts after its manufacturer tampered with the tried-and-true recipe, amid...

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    Oregon hazelnut growers suffer from oversupply

    Oregon hazelnut growers will receive a starting minimum price of 96.5 cents a pound for their crop...

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