Cranberries

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 also posted a proposed rule restricting the amount of crop that large growers could deliver after their next harvest.

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Cranberry school covers fruit rot, other threats

If Wisconsin cranberry growers had a higher incidence of fruit rot in 2016 than usual, should they intensify their fungicide spray program this coming season? N... more

Family means business

DeGrandchamp Farms has been in business since 1958. That’s when Vincent and Beatrice DeGrandchamp bought a small, 12-acre blueberry farm near So... more »

Fruit, vegetable crops need honeybees

Every third mouthful of food we eat, directly or indirectly, depends on honeybee pollination, according to Donald Lam, a beekeeper and member of the H... more »

Global warming seen as threat to Garden State’s cranberry farms

A sense of urgency pervaded the meeting rooms at the Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, where scientists, business exe... more »

Wisconsin cranberry growers looking for research center funding

The members of the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association (WSCGA) and researchers at the University of Wisconsin have wanted a dedicated cranbe... more »

Partnerships help Michigan cranberry farming grow

Take a handful of tenacious farmers, add some innovation and a smidge of cooperation, and you have the secret to Michigan's small yet growing cranberr... more »

Cranberry prices up for growers in 2011

South Coast cranberry growers are hopeful they will receive more for their crop this year in an economy where, for the past few years, growers have ba... more »

Changing consumer demand affects small fruit

A lot has changed for small fruit over the last few decades, but those changes were quite different, depending on the crop. Strawberries The biggest c... more »

Hurricane Irene fruit crop damage not as bad as feared

Fruit growers in the Eastern United States seem to have been spared much of the damage that was feared from Hurricane Irene when it came to land Aug. ... more »

Cranberry growers vote to continue marketing order

USDA announced that cranberry producers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington an... more »

Haygrove winner planning for raspberries

The winner of the annual Great American Haygrove Giveaway was William McCaffery of Spring Rain Farms, East Taunton, Mass. If all goes according to pla... more »


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