Cherries

Cherry processing options expand in variety

Everything’s coming up cherries in northern lower Michigan. The state produces about 75 percent of the U.S. supply of tart cherries, said Philip J. Korson, president of the Michigan-based Cherry ... more

Hort society leader to nurture industry growth

Mark Miezio went from designing highway projects across the country to becoming operations manager for a Michigan tree fruit production company. He adjusted sea... more

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Sweet Cherry Production Up 7 Percent

U.S. sweet cherry production is forecast at 268,400 tons, up 7 percent from 2005 but 5 percent below 2004, according to USDA's National Agricultural S... more »

Some Areas See Crops Reduced by Weather

On the first day of summer, the Michigan Frozen Fruit Packers Association pulled together its members to evaluate the outlook for production of fruit ... more »

Market Growth Factor is 17 Million Pounds

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB), the national marketing order for red tart cherries, convened in Ludington, Mich., Sept. 9 to calculat... more »

CIAB Sets Free, Restricted Percentages for Tart Cherries

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) recommended June 23 that the free percentage for tart cherries be set at 71 and the restricted percent... more »

Sweet Cherry Variety Showcase to be July 7 in Michigan

International Plant Management and Michigan State University Extension have combined to sponsor a Sweet Cherry Variety Showcase at Clarksville Horticu... more »

Fruit Crop Guesstimate to be June 22

The 50th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, will be held at 2 p.m. June 22 in the Crowne Plaza ... more »

Apple Production Up 12.9 Percent

The value of Washington's agricultural production for 2003 reached a near record $5.75 billion, 3.1 percent above 2002, according to the USDA Washingt... more »

Michigan Apple Committee Named New Officers

The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) has named Bryan Bixby, of Berrien Springs, Mich., as chairman and Julia Hersey, of Casnovia, Mich., as vice chairwo... more »

CIAB Releases Final Tart Cherry Free and Restricted Percentages

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) met Sept. 10 in Portland, Ore., and set the final free and restricted percentages for red tart cherrie... more »


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