Cranberries

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 »

New standards worry cranberry industry

The federal government is expected to propose new nutrition standards soon that could leave a bitter taste in the mouths of cranberry growers from Massachusetts to Wisconsin.To address childhood obesity in America, an effort spurred... more »

Governor honors Graceland Fruit, Inc. as the Michigan Agriculture Exporter of the Year

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has selected Graceland Fruit, Inc. of Frankfort, Mich., as the "Michigan Agriculture Exporter of the Year."The company was honored with a presentation of the Michigan Agriculture... more »

Golden arches may be golden ticket for Michigan produce

It was a whirlwind day at Dietrich Orchards in Conklin, Mich., recently, when the governor, state and local leaders, produce industry representatives and lots of Michigan McDonald’s franchisees turned out for a news event kicking... more »

Wisconsin cranberry growers celebrate 125 years

The Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association (WSCGA) has had a lot to celebrate lately. This year, the organization is celebrating its 125th anniversary. To note the occasion, Feb. 8 was named “Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers... more »


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