Ontario’s emerging hazelnut industry

One of Ontario’s new emerging crops is hazelnuts.

University of Guelph agricultural communications student Geoff Farintosh has written the following story about this innovation in Ontario’s agri-food sector:

The prospect of hazelnut production in Ontario is being enhanced by new research and innovation that’s made the notion extremely appealing to producers.

Canada spends more than $100 million importing hazelnuts each year, and this number is increasing each year.

With the price per pound having doubled recently, many Canadian farmers are looking to tap into this niche market. In fact, the amount of hazelnut acreage is expected to increase exponentially in 2015.

You can read the rest of his article on Farms.com.

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