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Grower Spotlight: Dan Brown of Four Ridge Orchards Inc.

  Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Please offer some details about your farm’s history. My great-great-grandfather came across the Oregon Trail in 1868 and he first farmed outside of Sheridan before buying a farm in McMinnville in 1870. They moved to the current farm in 1875 in Laurel, south of Hillsboro. I am part of the fifth generation. Previously we had […]

upclose of hazelnuts on the ground

Grower Spotlight: Tim Aman of Aman Brothers Farm

  Thursday, August 27, 2020

How long has your family owned your farm? Our farm, located in Mt Angel, was originally purchased by my grandparents Carolyn and Frank Aman almost 100 years ago, so our farm is going into the fifth generation and we are close to becoming a Century Farm. Please offer some details about your farming history and […]

Aman Brothers walking in a hazelnut orchard

Board Decides Against Signing the HGBA this Year

  Monday, July 27, 2020

MT. ANGEL, Ore., July 20, 2020 – Wilco’s Hazelnut Advisory Committee and Board of Directors, all farmer-owners who represent the cooperative’s ~200 hazelnut farms, have agreed not to sign the recently modified Hazelnut Growers Bargaining Association Agreement (HGBA). Only Wilco’s HGO WestNut subsidiary had signed the agreement in past years and 6.36% of the total […]

Support Our Medical Heroes on the Frontlines

  Sunday, July 19, 2020

This year has been an unexpected year where many of us have had to make adjustments to our daily routine. Life, as we’ve been so comfortable with, has changed. It has been one set with challenges as our communities have faced unknown circumstances around our current pandemic. Although in the midst of it all, what […]

Support our Medical Heroes on the Frontlines

$772,052.01 Allocated to Farmer-Owners

  Friday, July 17, 2020

Hazelnut Growers of Oregon Allocates $772,052.01 as 199A/DPAD Deductions MT ANGEL, Ore., July 14, 2020 – Less than two months after announcing patronage payouts to their growers, Wilco, a farmer-owned cooperative, sends out an allocation notice to qualifying hazelnut farmer-owners for another $772,052.01 in 199A/DPAD IRS deductions. A written notice of allocation was mailed out […]

Hazelnut Growers of Oregon Allocates $772,052.01 as 199A/DPAD Deductions

Oregon Dairy Women & Wilco Partnering to Bring You Red Barn Ice Cream

  Thursday, July 9, 2020

Missing Fair? Now You Don’t Have to Miss Out on Fair Ice Cream Oregon Dairy Women Partnering with Wilco to Bring You the Red Barn on Wheels Salem, Ore. – July 6, 2020 – Thanks to the generosity of Wilco Farm Stores, the Oregon Dairy Women are excited to announce the “Red Barn on Wheels.” […]

Oregon Dairy Women Red Barn Ice Cream at Wilco

Valley Agronomics LLC Receives ResponsibleAg Certification

  Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Company takes extra steps to assure it is safe and secure. Pocatello, ID (July 7, 2020) – Valley Agronomics LLC was honored today by achieving certification from ResponsibleAg. The ResponsibleAg Certification Program is the only program in the nation that provides a voluntary comprehensive assessment of agricultural facilities that store and handle farm input supplies […]

ValleyAg Receives ResponsibleAG Certification

Wilco Maintains Co-op Equity Revolve Payouts and Allocates New Member Equities totaling $1,574,526

  Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Wilco Maintains Co-op Equity Revolve Payouts and Allocates New Member Equities totaling $1,574,526 to Oregon and Washington Farmer-Owners Wilco, a Mt. Angel, Oregon based cooperative, announced April member equity revolve cash payments of $485,367 to Wilco and HGO Co-op members from past business done in 2011 and additional new patronage equity allocations for the fiscal […]

Red Barn in Spring in Washington

Update from Sam, Wilco President & CEO

  Monday, May 11, 2020

Tuesday, May 11, 2020 An update to our customers, farmer-owners and communities, Thank you for your continued business and support as we navigate daily decisions as to how best support our customers while prioritizing safety. Store Hours Update: Wilco Stores are open but still temporarily closing at 6 pm daily. We anticipate maintaining these hours through May 31st Monday […]

Sam Bugarsky Ceo

Hazelnut Recipe Contest 2020

  Thursday, April 30, 2020

Wilco, Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, and Oregon Orchard are hosting a recipe competition! We’re asking you to get creative with our favorite Pacific Northwest nut – the hazelnut. The possibilities are endless Your recipe could be a favorite entrée with hazelnuts incorporated, traditional baked goods with a hazelnutty twist, or something completely innovative and new […]