tart cherries

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 »

Michigan tart cherry volumes return after two years

After two years of almost no crops, Michigan tart cherry producers expect higher yields in 2022. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, through its National Agricultural Statistics Service, forecasted Michigan tart cherry yields in 2022 at 159.5 million... more »

Michigan research hunts new tart cherry traits

Michigan loves growing Montmorency cherries, but the state isn’t above looking at what other varieties have to offer. Firmer fruit, more sugar, freestones, earlier harvest and better tolerance of cherry leaf spot are among some... more »

Focusing on tart cherries and peaches at EXPO

Tart cherry and peach growers each have a dedicated session on Wednesday morning of the Great Lakes Fruit,Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO to be held Dec. 10-12 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Researchers will present information... more »

Shoreline Fruit donates cherries to Feeding America of West Michigan

Shoreline Fruit has donated 40,000 pounds of tart Montmorency cherries to Feeding America of West Michigan. Through a collaborative effort between Shoreline Fruit and its growers, over 50,000 pounds of fresh Montmorency cherries were converted into... more »

CIAB restricts 29 percent of tart cherry crop

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) has recommended that USDA restrict 29 percent of the 2016/17 tart cherry crop. Actual U.S. production for the year was 341.3 million pounds, 10 million pounds less than the... more »

Navigating crop insurance for damaged tart cherries

With the large crop and recent hailstorm, growers will need to make decisions regarding the marketability of the crop. This year is somewhat different from years past as there is now tart cherry crop insurance,... more »

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