Cherries

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 »

Michigan cherry growers talk Turkey, tariffs with senator

Thanksgiving is weeks away, but talk of Turkey dominated a roundtable discussion between U.S. Sen. Gary Peters , D-Michigan, and region fruit growers. According to the Traverse City Record-Eagle, more than two dozen growers talked... more »

2020 NW Cherry Research Review set for Nov. 12

The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission is inviting those interested to attend this year’s NW Cherry Research Review. The session is Nov. 12 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Confluence Technology Center,  285 Technology Center Way, Wenatchee,... more »

Sweet cherries improves sleep with melatonin, perfect for Daylight Savings

With Daylight Savings coming to an end, sweet cherries are the perfect superfood to help your body adjust to the time change and ensure a great night's rest. Amongst other studies, the comprehensive "A Review... more »

Commerce ruling on Turkish imports boosts struggling US tart cherry growers

As domestic tart cherry growers struggle to turn a profit, a preliminary ruling by the U.S. Department of Commerce ordering Turkish exporters to escrow funds to cover new duties of 204.93 percent under the countervailing... more »


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