Cranberries

Researchers ponder presence of cranberry false blossom

Cranberry growers are seeing a reemergence of a disease that was a serious problem in the early 1900s but rarely observed after about 1940. Cranberry false blossom nearly decimated cranberry production in some U.S. cranberry... more »

California dried fruit pioneers join forces to acquire Wisconsin cranberry plant

California-based dried fruit industry leaders John Potter and Willie Traina have joined forces to form American Berry Co. by acquiring the CranGrow cranberry processing facility in Warrens, Wisconsin. American Berry will be led by newly... more »

Rutgers professor names ‘Vasanna’ cranberry for parents

An immigrant family’s authentic American story is behind a new model of North America’s native cranberry. Rutgers University cranberry breeder Nicholi Vorsa named his latest release, Vasanna, in memory of his parents, Vas and Anna.... more »

Ocean Spray rolls out recycling initiative

Ag co-op Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. recently launched a free recycling program that enables consumers to recycle Ocean Spray flexible plastic Craisins dried cranberries and snack packaging for alternative use. Through the partnership with innovative... more »

Biggest cranberry crop since 2016 forecast by Cranberry Marketing Committee

At its annual summer meeting Aug. 11, the Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) announced new membership for the term beginning Aug. 1, 2020 .through July 31, 2022. Also at its summer meeting, the committee completed its... more »

Ocean Spray Cranberries names Tom Hayes president and CEO

Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. announced July 20 that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Tom Hayes as the cooperative’s next president and chief executive officer. Hayes is the former president and CEO of Tyson... more »

Improved cranberry hybrids sought for Wisconsin growers

Lorraine Rodriguez-Bonilla spent two summers hiking through remote areas of northern Wisconsin and Minnesota searching for wild cranberries as part of an effort to develop cranberry hybrids better suited to growing in Wisconsin. Rodriguez-Bonilla shared... more »

Ocean Spray Cranberries names new leader

Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. Feb. 3 announced a change in leadership. Bobby Chacko was terminated as President & CEO for a violation of the company’s policy against harassment, Ocean Spray said in a released statement.... more »

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