Cherries

Appointments set for Michigan cherry, tree fruit and beverage groups

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced the following appointments to the Michigan Cherry Committee, Michigan Tree Fruit Commission and the Michigan Craft Beverage Council. Michigan Cherry Committee Paul D. Hubbell, of Williamsburg, is the owner... more »

Report: US Cherry growers won’t appeal ITC ruling

U.S. cherry growers will not appeal a Jan. 14 International Trade Commission ruling that unfairly priced imports of dried tart cherries don’t cause harm to the domestic industry. “We made the calculation that it’s not... more »

Bill would designate the cherry as Michigan’s official state fruit

Michigan is already recognized for its apple blossoms, but what about the cherry? Several state lawmakers want to see the cherry elevated as the official state fruit of Michigan. More than half of U.S. states... more »

APHIS expands European cherry fruit fly quarantine in Orleans County, NY

Effective Jan. 8, 2020, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM) expanded the European cherry fruit fly (ECFF) quarantine to include all of... more »

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 MLive.com, 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 »

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