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West Virginia Hazelnut Orchard Finds Local Cultivars

John Kelsey has been growing hazelnuts on his farm in Mason County, West Virginia, since 2011, when the Thousand Cankers Disease outbreak damaged the black walnuts he had planted for ... Read More

Ohio Chestnut Farm Incorporates Alley Cropping

As nut orchards grow in popularity, farmers are looking for innovative ways to generate income and improve soil health as their trees mature. This has prompted many to diversify their ... Read More

Nut-works Build Regional Resilience

By Eleanor Reagan

As supply chains become increasingly unreliable and energy shortages more frequent, local food production and processing will become ever more crucial to rural communities. Acornucopia, a cooperative ... Read More

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