Cherries

USDA to purchase additional $15M in tart cherries

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will buy an additional $15 million of U.S. tart cherries. In March, Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Michigan, helped secure $15 million for the first tart cherry buy through USDA. This new purchase will... more »

Stone fruit IPM guide for beginners available online

Stone Fruit IPM for Beginners educates new growers by laying the foundation for integrated pest management (IPM) of stone fruit pests and diseases. This guide provides examples of IPM practices used in commercial stone fruit production... more »

US cherry growers’ fight against cheap imports progresses

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) June 6 determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of dried tart cherries from Turkey that are... more »

USDA estimates 2019 cherry crops

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) on June 11 forecast 2019 production numbers for cherry crops. Here are the charts and summaries from NASS’ press release: Tart cherry production down 18% [caption id="attachment_21489" align="aligncenter"... more »

‘Unfair’ cherry imports from Turkey may face anti-dumping action

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, on June 7 applauded another positive step forward to protect Michigan’s cherry industry from unfair trade practices by... more »

APHIS expands European cherry fruit fly quarantine in New York

Effective May 1, 2019, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) expanded the European cherry fruit fly (ECFF) quarantine to include all of Erie and Niagara Counties, and portions of Orleans County, New York.... more »

Cherry trees destroyed at former pro football player’s California orchard

After 2,000 cherry trees on Former San Francsico 49er Jeremy Newberry’s Brentwood, California, farm were destroyed early last week – an estimated $25,000 loss – Newberry is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to... more »

Free and restricted percentages proposed for 2018-19 tart cherries

The USDA on May 8 announced a proposed volume regulation for the 2018-19 crop year under the marketing order for tart cherries grown in seven tart cherry-producing states. The proposed volume regulation would establish a... more »


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