Cranberries

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 »

USDA-backed cranberry research station set for Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Cranberry Research & Education Foundation (WCREF) announced May 15 it is purchasing approximately 155 acres of land to host a new state-of-the-art, USDA-supported cranberry research station in Jackson County, Wisconsin. According to a... more »

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? Not necessarily, said University of Wisconsin (UW) Extension plant pathologist... more »

CCCGA presents awards at winter meeting

Amidst 225 attendees of the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association’s (CCCGA) 28th Annual Winter Meeting and Trade Show, Association President Keith Mann presented the organization’s 2017 Legislative Leadership and Government Service Awards.The event was held... more »

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