Cherries

Tart cherry volume regulation proposed for 2017–18 crop

A proposed volume regulation for U.S. tart cherries produced during 2017-18 crop year would restrict the way the cherries can be marketed. The USDA’s proposed rule would be under the marketing order for tart cherries... more »

Growers tap fresh market for sweet cherries

What is the future of fresh market sweet cherries in Michigan and how does the industry get there? “It’s hard to put a number on the potential market for dark, fresh, sweet cherries,” said Isaiah... more »

Warm weather, rain start Michigan fruit crops

More seasonably warm weather combined with recent rainfall brought the first push of green growth in fruit crops for the year. Drier conditions early in the week allowed for the planting of new trees, clearing... more »

France reinstates its ban on U.S. cherry imports

According to a report from USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service, on April 6, 2018 France published its third emergency decree banning cherry imports from countries where the use of the chemical dimethoate is legal. As a... more »

Penn State bilingual workshop covers fruit trees pruning, GAP

Penn State Extension in April offered a practical field training for Spanish-speaking growers and... more »

Michigan fruit processor to close doors, auction off equipment

A Michigan cherry and apple processor is closing its doors and auctioning off its equipment. New Mill Capital, a national asset acquisition and disposition firm has been engaged to sell the equipment assets of Cherry... more »

China’s tariff hikes hit fruit categories, including apples

According to media reports, China is placing new tariffs on 128 products bought from the U.S. as retaliation against taxes approved by President Trump on imported steel and aluminum. The new tariffs will go effect today,... more »

USDA adds cherry fruit fly to alert list 

It’s spring, which means many invasive Hungry Pests are emerging and will soon begin feeding on trees, plants and crops. These destructive species – which include the emerald ash borer, gypsy moth and citrus greening... more »


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