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 »

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 »

Obituary: Cranberry grower Newell Jasperson

Newell D. Jasperson died Dec. 14 at his home in Cranmoor, Wisconsin. He was 98. Jasperson was born Nov. 4, 1918, to Clarence A. Jasperson and Harriet (Whittlesey) Jasperson in Port Edwards, Wisconsin. His mother... more »

CCGA forecasts 2016 cranberry crop

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently announced its 2016 cranberry crop forecast during the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association’s 129th annual meeting at Plympton’s Upland Club. Over 400 attendees were present, including cranberry growers... more »

USDA commits to $27.5 million purchase of cranberry concentrate

A collaborative effort between cranberry industry stakeholders, USDA officials and the Cranberry Marketing Committee has culminated in the commitment to a $27.5 million purchase of cranberry concentrate through the USDA’s Section 32 Commodity Purchase Program.... more »

Breeder focuses on developing resistant varieties

Rutgers University cranberry plant breeder Nick Vorsa is striving to complete research started by his predecessors nearly 140 years ago. When the university’s New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station was founded in 1880, the station’s own... more »

CCCGA to honor 200th anniversary of cranberry growing

Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association (CCCGA) will commemorate 2016 as the 200th anniversary of commercial cranberry growing in Massachusetts this fall.  The occasion also marks the launch of the association’s newly created educational traveling exhibit, Rhapsody in Red: ... more »

New berry crop miticides, insecticides introduced

Kathy Demchak, senior Extension associate at Penn State University, discusses changes with insecticides and miticides for us on berry crops in the last few years: A tarnished plant bug on a... more »

Penn State: Final SWD update for berry growers

Spotted wing drosophila is present just about anywhere we look these days —even in berry fields where fruit is no longer present. At this point, this mainly matters to growers of fall raspberries, blackberries, and... more »

APHIS allows importation of fresh Chilean cranberries

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has authorized the importation of fresh cranberries from Chile into the continental United States.  Based on the findings of a pest risk assessment, which the agency made available... more »


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