Cranberries

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 South Haven, Mich. The farm expanded and is still managed by the same family.... 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 Holland Area Beekeepers Association in Holland, Mich. Lam gave a presentation... 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 executives, and former governors agreed that global warming poses pressing problems for... 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 cranberry research station for more than 20 years, said Tom Lochner, WSCGA’s executive director.... 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 cranberry industry.While the state remains a niche player, family farms are... 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 barely made enough to cover their costs to produce... 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 changes for strawberries came about in the 1970s, when there... 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. 27 and 28.So far, FGN has learned... more »


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