Cherries

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 »

$32M WSU tree fruit research endowment fully funded

Crop assessments stopped Jan. 21 for growers who have paid millions of dollars into a Washington State University Tree Fruit Endowment. The $32 million endowment is now fully funded, according to a press release from... more »

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 »


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