Cranberries

USDA sets cranberries volume regulation for 2018-19 crop year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Sept. 12 a final rule establishing a marketable quantity of 7.275 million barrels and a grower allotment percentage of 75 percent for volume regulation of the 2018-19 crop... more »

Perdue visits Rhode Island cranberry bog

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Chief of Agriculture Ken Ayars on Monday afternoon visited a cranberry bog at The Greene Company in Coventry, Rhode Island. In a Twitter post, Perdue said the land... more »

Atticus introduces lepidoteran control with Inspirato 2 F

Cary, North Carolina-based Atticus has introduced Inspirato 2 F, an insect growth regulator that targets lepidopteran insects in the specialty crop market. Inspirato 2 F (comparable to Intrepid 2F) protects almonds, apples, grapes, citrus, and other crops... more »

Sun Belle opens new Miami Distribution Center

Sun Belle, a marketer and shipper of berries, has opened an 82,000 square foot state of the art refrigerated distribution facility in Miami. Adjoining Miami International Airport, the facility is also 15 minutes from the... more »

Dried fruit market forecast to grow

The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council celebrated the World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress between 21-23 May, 2018, in Seville, Spain. With nearly 1,500 attendees, the congress... more »

Graceland Fruit expands into Wisconsin with CranGrow purchase

Frankfort, Michigan-based   Graceland Fruit, a producer of dried fruit is expanding its operations through an alliance with Wisconsin-based Cranberry Growers Cooperative (CranGrow) that allows it to staff and operate a new, state-of-the-art processing plant in... more »

15 percent of cranberry crop restricted; 25 percent proposed for 2018

Cranberry handlers in most states will have to move 15 percent of the 2017 crop away from U.S. consumers due to a rule finalized by the USDA in April, and the Department of Agriculture has... more »

Ocean Spray CEO to leave co-op, replacement named

Randy Papadellis, president and chief executive officer of Ocean Spray Cranberries recently announced his plans to leave the cooperative on July 1 after a successful 18-year career. Bobby... more »


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