Cranberries

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 »

USDA proposes cranberry seasonal volume control 

The USDA is announcing a proposed change to the percentages of free and restricted volume control for the 2017-18 crop year for cranberries grown in 10 cranberry-producing states. The proposed change would designate 85 percent... more »

USDA: let cranberry industry withhold 15 percent of crop

USDA proposes to let the cranberry industry withhold 15 percent of the 2017 crop to halt a slide in prices paid farmers and handlers. Cranberries, whole and in juice concentrate, would be diverted to charities,... more »

$10M committed for cranberry health benefits research

Cranberry grower-owned cooperative Ocean Spray will invest more than $10 million over the next five years into researching health benefits of consuming the tart red berries. The research will target the cranberry's antimicrobial benefits. "With antibiotic resistance on... more »

Canada invests in Quebec cranberry industry

Canadian government officials last week announced two initiatives benefiting Quebec Cranberry growers. More than $9.3 million of government funding will assist expansion and a new plant at fruit processer Fruit d'Or in Plessisville, Quebec. "Agriculture... more »

Cape Cod Cranberry Growers holds 130th annual meeting

The Massachusetts cranberry industry gathered Aug. 16 to celebrate the 130th annual meeting of the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association (CCCGA), a tribute to cranberries as the Commonwealth’s largest agricultural food crop and the official state... more »

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