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Cherry Industry Administrative Board seeking public nominees

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) is seeking nominees for its public member and public alternate on the board. The positions are for three-year terms beginning July 1. Public nominations will be accepted through March... more »

Cherry Industry Administrative Board seeks nominees

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) is seeking nominations for four open board member positions and their respective alternates. These seats on the CIAB are up for election this winter for three-year terms beginning July... more »

Michigan Pomesters recognize Sen. Stabenow’s service

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who has been serving Michigan as a state and U.S. legislator since the late 1970s, is the Michigan Pomesters' 2023 Fruit Person of the Year. Stabenow spoke at the group's 12th... more »

Utah tart cherry tour highlights domestic production

The Utah Red Tart Cherry Marketing Board (URTCMB), in partnership with Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI), led online influencers, Utah lawmakers and other industry stakeholders on an orchard and cherry processing plant tour. The July 27... more »

Alumnus takes lead role at MSU research center

Daniel Bacheler, a Michigan State University (MSU) alumnus, is the new farm manager at the MSU Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center (NWMHRC) in Traverse City. The center is part of a network of 15 MSU... more »

Tart cherry research targets innovation

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Utah State University (USU) and Michigan State University (MSU) are investigating more efficient ways to manage the state’s tart cherry crop, which yields sales between $7 million-$21 million annually.... more »

Farm Bureau to present Specialty Crop Trade Summit

Citing unsuccessful attempts to address trade issues through the International Trade Commission (ITC), farmer delegates at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) convention approved a proposal to set a Specialty Crop Trade Summit this year.... more »

Tart cherry industry seeks brand protections

The U.S. tart cherry industry has seen significant changes in its marketing landscape in the past decade, with imports overshadowing the domestic supplies some years in the wake of weather events that limited production. Now... more »

MSU Extension presents tree fruit field day Nov. 1

Michigan State University Extension representatives will discuss their latest research at the MSU Extension Tree Fruit Field Day. The event is from 1:30 to 5:15 p.m. Nov. 1 at the West Michigan Research Station, in... more »

Tart cherry crop keeps industry busy during summer

It has been a busy summer for the cherry industry! The tart cherry crop fell short of the industry and USDA estimates. The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) estimated 262.3 million pounds and the total... more »

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