Write-off of funds owed to Michigan fund by Cherry Growers Inc. reported

The state of Michigan is out nearly $2.3 million after it ran out of options to recoup a performance-based grant from a northern Michigan company that went under. According to a report by, the... more »

Peterson Farms to begin processing Cheribundi tart cherry juice

Shelby, Michigan-based Peterson Farms Inc. announced that Cheribundi, one of nation’s largest producers of tart cherry juice, will now be processed on the Peterson Farms campus in Shelby, beginning this spring. “Peterson Farms has been... more »

Washington state is the International Fruit Tree Association destination this summer

Planes filled with tree fruit scientists, producers, nurserymen and other allied industries will be headed to Washington state this summer. For two weeks, the International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA), Washington State University / International Society... more »

Vote on tart cherry marketing order coming in March

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service 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 processed... 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 »

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