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Hazelnuts: Farmers want to cut out the traders

December 15, 2016 at 12:22 PM , Der AUDITOR
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ORDU. Turkish hazelnut farmers still have problems accepting comparatively low prices in spite of a small crop.

204,000 mt of raw hazelnuts were supplied to the market so far, almost half of this year’s crop. By contrast, the market was supplied with 250,000 mt of raw hazelnuts in the first three months of season 2015/16. The farmers are holding back their produce to exert pressure on the market. According to reports, farmers are blaming mainly the bulk purchasers such as Ferrero for the low price level.

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