A smaller than usual filbert crop out of Turkey, paired with a forecasted 20% drop in the local hazelnut harvest means higher prices and potential new markets for the state's hazelnut growers.
Rear's Manufacturing plans to move to Coburg and invest in a $20 million expansion.
Winter wheat production in 2014 is forecast at 40.3 million bushels statewide, down 17% from a year ago.
Agriculture businesses ramp up to meet international demand as workforce and succession challenges loom.
Experts say the pest could cause millions to billions of dollars in damage to the region's crops.