Cranberries

Cranberry growers look for ways to trim surplus

Cranberry growers in the United States are battling steep surpluses and declining prices, along with increased competition from Canadian and overseas producers. To offset the imbalances, the U.S. Cranberry Marketing Committee, based in Wareham, Mass.,... more »

Edgewood Bogs sustains success in cranberries

Taking a lean and green approach in operating Edgewood Bogs has paid dividends for cranberry growers Matt and Cindy Rhodes. The couple purchased the operation, in the heart of southeastern Massachusetts’ “Cranberry Country,” from Matt’s... more »

Wisconsin cranberry grower favors fresh market

Habelman Bros. Cranberry Co. in Tomah, Wis., is one of but a few fresh-market cranberry growers in the United States. In fact, less than 4 percent of the total cranberries grown in the country are... more »

Editorial: Beware the Canada goose

With droughts and freezes, the last thing a grower needs is damage from wildlife. Deer are usually a major problem, but a winged critter is making life difficult for some growers. “I planted broccoli after... more »

USDA: cranberry crop down slightly

The forecast for the 2012 U.S. cranberry crop is 7.68 million barrels, down less than 1 percent from the 2011 crop, according to USDA.Wisconsin will lead the way, with 4.5 million barrels (up from 4.4... more »

Growers use education as ag tourism opportunity

Education plays a vital role in the day-to-day operations of the Wetherby Cranberry Co. in Warrens, Wis. The family-owned cranberry marsh, in business for more than 100 years, is operated by Jim and Nodji VanWychen,... more »

MBG hires new CEO

MBG Marketing, a Grand Junction, Mich., based blueberry marketing cooperative, announced that Robert E. Hawk has been selected as its new CEO/President, effective August 1. Previously, Hawk has worked in a variety of production and... more »

Growers need crop insurance to be more transparent

Fruit growers don’t tend to be big fans of federal crop insurance, said Mark Seetin, director of regulatory and industry affairs for the U.S. Apple Association. “If you ask 100 farmers, ‘Raise your hand if... more »


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