US moves to protect tart cherry industry from dumping by Turkey

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, D.-Michigan, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, said Nov. 1 a major step forward had been made to protect Michigan’s cherry industry, which has struggled from unfair... more »

Cherry Marketing Institute gets MSU Key Partner Award

The Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI) received the 2018 Key Partner Award from Michigan State University (MSU) Extension on Oct. 16 at the organization’s annual conference in Lansing, Michigan. The Key Partner Award recognizes those who... more »

Story outlines Michigan cherry industry’s concern over Turkish imports

A small industry that helps attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to northern Michigan could be at risk. According to an Oct. 22 story published in the Detroit News, growers of Michigan tart cherries, which... more »

Canada ‘yet to realize’ fruit export potential in Europe

Canada has huge opportunities for fruit exports to Europe that are being left unrealized, despite the opening up of trade between EU countries and the North American nation. This is a key message that Canadian... more »

USDA resources help fruit farm stay in family hands

Nestled in the hills of Adams County, Pennsylvania lies a fifth-generation family farm, Boyer Nurseries & Orchards. Purchased in 1900 by the patriarch, W.W. Boyer, Boyer Nurseries & Orchards has grown in both business ventures... more »

StePac shows off resealable lid film product

StePac and Tadbik have partnered to produce a new modified atmosphere resealable lidding film. The new technology is engineered to extend the shelf life of fresh cherries in aesthetic and functional retail packaging. The product... more »

British Columbia fresh cherry varieties to hit Japanese markets

Minister MacAulay and MP Stephen Fuhr announced that the #GoC has secured market access for #CdnAg cherries to #Japan #GrowingCdnAg 🇨🇦🇯🇵— AAFC Canada (@AAFC_Canada) August 24, 2018 British Columbia fresh cherries will be sold... more »

Time to protect for doubling in cherries

Those of you growing cherries that are sensitive to pistil doubling (e.g., ‘Bing’, ‘Tieton’, ‘Early Robin’) should consider protecting the crop during this period of high temperatures (Figure 1). Fig. 2.... more »

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