Cherries

International Trade Commission decision on cherry tariffs panned

U.S. senators from Michigan Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow on Jan. 14 strongly criticized the U.S. International Trade Commission's final decision not to institute tariffs against Turkish tart cherry exporters, which have been dumping low-quality... more »

Product offers nitrogen in short, targeted bursts

At a time when growers are beginning to apply a minimum of nitrogen, two products from British Levity Crop Science and OMEX Agrifluids USA are marketed to growers to target specific stages in growth, such... more »

Stemilt, Hansen Fruit play Santa for foster kids

For the seventh-straight year, Stemilt, Hansen Fruit and their employees dressed up as the man in the red coat and granted holiday wishes to 170 children in foster care and low-income households in the Wenatchee... more »

Michigan cherry growers rally against Turkish cherry exporters

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, testified Dec. 3 at a U.S. International Trade Commission hearing in Washington, D.C., in support of Michigan cherry growers’ efforts to ensure a level playing field and hold Turkish tart... more »

Michigan research hunts new tart cherry traits

Michigan loves growing Montmorency cherries, but the state isn’t above looking at what other varieties have to offer. Firmer fruit, more sugar, freestones, earlier harvest and better tolerance of cherry leaf spot are among some... more »

Michigan congressman backs Defending Domestic Produce Production Act

On Nov. 21, Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, announced he is cosponsoring the Defending Domestic Produce Production Act, bipartisan legislation designed to defend family farms from illegal trade practices used by foreign nations to undercut American... more »

Focusing on tart cherries and peaches at EXPO

Tart cherry and peach growers each have a dedicated session on Wednesday morning of the Great Lakes Fruit,Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO to be held Dec. 10-12 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Researchers will present information... more »

Julie Gordon to succeed Phil Korson to lead Cherry Marketing Institute

The Cherry Marketing Institute Board of Directors has named Julie Gordon to replace Phil Korson as the president/managing director of the Cherry Marketing Institute. Gordon has worked at the Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI) for 19... more »


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