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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Could raisin case help Michigan cherry grower?

In late June, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a California raisin grower arguing that government agencies should not be allowed to claim control... more »

Jon Clements: IFTA Study Tour 2015 recap

Along with approximately 140 other lucky IFTA members, I had the good fortune to attend the IFTA Study Tour to Washington July 15-17, 2015 which visit... more »

2015 Michigan Wine Competition results announced

Twenty-five wine experts from around the country gathered Aug. 11 in East Lansing for the 38th annual Michigan Wine Competition. Judges included Maste... more »

Beekeepers are now ‘farmers’ in Washington state

A new law that defines Washington’s commercial beekeepers as farmers will enable the state to better reap the benefits of healthy bee population... more »

Silver leaf of tree fruits

Silver leaf is present in most temperate zone production areas. While it can cause severe and destructive symptoms in some areas of the world, this is... more »

Ambrosia and Honeycrisp lead top 10 sales dollars

According to Robb Myers, vice president of sales for CMI, the data shows that consumers continue to look for highly flavored apples like Ambrosia.&ldq... more »

Crop damage: Northern Michigan orchards are ‘devastated’

On Aug. 2 a storm swept through Northern Michigan leaving fruit crops “devastated.” Large hail and damaging winds have been reported throu... more »

The Future of Farming: Over-the-row cherry harvester

Farmers have the same goal: harvest the highest quality fruit in the most efficient way. When it comes to cherries, it’s not the easiest task, b... more »

BREAKING: Northwest Michigan assesses storm impact

Agricultural businesses were busy assessing storm damage Aug. 3 to orchards and packinghouses following strong thunderstorms overnight in the Grand Tr... more »

Fruit Crop Guesstimate shows winter’s impact

Coming off back-to-back winters that challenged Michigan growers, industry leaders gathered June 24 to guess the size of 2015’s fruit crops. &ld... more »


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