Joe and Nathaniel Edmonds
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Grower Spotlight: Jonathan & Katie Edmonds, Nut House Farm

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Name and location of family farm? Funny you should ask about the farm name. My wife Katie and I have joked that we need to come up with a good name for some time but haven’t really settled on anything. The current leader is “Nut House Farm” because we sometimes think we are nuts for […]

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Donald hazelnut business moves closer to national recognition

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By Kristen Wohlers Canby-Molalla Herald-Pioneer An Aurora/Donald business may soon see its products on Walmart or Sam’s Club shelves. Wilco Hazelnut LLC, Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, a farmer-owned cooperative located on Butteville Road in Donald, was one of 800 small businesses invited to participate in an open call with Walmart and was selected as one […]

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Grower Spotlight: Dan Brown of Four Ridge Orchards Inc.

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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 […]

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Grower Spotlight: Tim Aman of Aman Brothers Farm

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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 […]

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Board Decides Against Signing the HGBA this Year

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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 […]

Hazelnut Growers of Oregon Allocates $772,052.01 as 199A/DPAD Deductions
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$772,052.01 Allocated to Farmer-Owners

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Hazelnut Recipe Contest 2020

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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 […]

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Grower Spotlight: Jeff Cruickshank, Cruickshank Farms

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How long has your family owned your farm? Our farm is a century farm; my great grandfather bought the original farm in 1908 and he raised cows, pigs and sheep. My grandfather continued the livestock tradition with a dairy. My father continued the dairy until government regulations forced him to sell the herd or upgrade […]

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Grower Spotlight: Heesacker Farms

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Steve Heesacker, Heesacker Farms in Forest Grove, OR How long has your family owned your farm? My dad started farming hazelnuts in 1960. My wife, Karla, and I purchased the business in 2003. We are second-generation hazelnut farmers. How long has your family-owned and operated the receiving station? Since 1994. I helped Dad build our […]