Cherries

Vote on tart cherry marketing order coming in March

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will conduct a referendum March 9-30, 2020, for tart cherry growers and processors to vote on whether to continue their federal marketing order. Growers and processors who produced or... more »

Penn State Extension offers commercial tree fruit schools

Tree fruit growers will have an opportunity to learn from Penn State Extension educators and specialists during three “Commercial Tree Fruit Schools.” Penn State Extension invites fruit producers and industry associates to attend one of three regional tree... more »

Michigan agriculture sees Korson, Byrum moving into retirement

Michigan agriculture is losing two of its biggest stalwarts and significant Michigan State University (MSU) partners this year to retirement. Phil Korson, president of the Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI) and executive director of the Michigan... more »

International Fruit Tree Association holds week of learning, recognition

The  International Fruit Tree Association’s 63rd Annual Conference and Tours, titled "Precision 2020," was held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Feb. 9-12. The event that attracted tree fruit growers and industry representatives from several growing regions... more »

Cherry imports from Brazil, Turkey questioned by senator

U.S. Senator Gary Peters, the Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Feb. 11 called for and investigation into certain cherry imports that may... more »

Horticulture research station, farm crew housing get grants in Michigan

Several specialty crop projects were recently awarded grants in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Jan. 30 awarded a total of 20 Rural Development Fund Grants designed to promote the sustainability... more »

US tart cherry industry continues to fight ‘unfair trade practices’

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, the Cherry Marketing Institute filed a complaint with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to investigate suspicious shipments of tart cherry juice concentrate from Brazil. According to a news release, the Cherry Industry Administrative Board... more »

Michigan cherry industry still trying to absorb tariff loss to Turkey

The tart cherry businesses of northwest Michigan, that have seen quite some hard economic times lately, were among the hundreds of fruit growers, processors, researchers, vendors and promoters assembled Feb. 14-15 at Grand Traverse Resort... more »


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