Cranberries

Improved cranberry hybrids sought for Wisconsin growers

Lorraine Rodriguez-Bonilla spent two summers hiking through remote areas of northern Wisconsin and Minnesota searching for wild cranberries as part of an effort to develop cranberry hybrids better suited to growing in Wisconsin. Rodriguez-Bonilla shared... more »

Ocean Spray Cranberries names new leader

Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. Feb. 3 announced a change in leadership. Bobby Chacko was terminated as President & CEO for a violation of the company’s policy against harassment, Ocean Spray said in a released statement.... more »

Ocean spray appoints new chief financial officer

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. recently announced that Daniel Cunha has joined the farmer-owned cooperative as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective November 11, 2019. Cunha joins Ocean Spray from Tangram Partners where he... more »

New Jersey Department of Agriculture highlights cranberries

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher along with state officials and staff today visited Cutts Brothers Cranberry Farm in Bass River in Burlington County to highlight cranberry season. New Jersey is annually among... more »

Massachusetts cranberry growers identify state grown fruit with new insignia

Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association (CCCGA),  representing more than 325 Massachusetts cranberry growers statewide, announces the debut of an insignia emblem distinguishing locally grown fruit on cranberry products sourced from within the Commonwealth. The logo... more »

Cranberry growers vote to continue federal marketing order

Cranberry growers have decisively voted to continue their federal marketing order program. The marketing order covers cranberries grown in the states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Long... more »

USDA report reveals New Jersey third in US peach production

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service released its annual Non-Citrus Fruit and Nuts report June 18 and the results showed New Jersey as the No. 3 state in the U.S. in... more »

Cranberry Man: Rutgers’ Nicholi Vorsa breeds better berries

Nicholi Vorsa’s work breeding cranberries has followed the demands of the industry through the decades. Consumer uses have evolved from Thanksgiving dinner sauce to juice, and now sweetened-and-dried Craisins. Growers’ needs have also changed, from... more »

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