Archive | May, 2012

Prices to growers increasing

30 May

Clement Pappas lead the way a couple of weeks ago and increased their base for the 2011 crop to $30/barrel.  I just heard that Cott/Cliffstar has followed and raised their base price for the crop delivered last year to $30.  Hooray!  It looks like prices out their have increased enough to warrent paying the growers more and hopefully it will bring everyone to breakeven and  keep us from taking money out of savings (or borrowing from the banks) to grow this crop.  We can only hope!

The second reporting cycle for the CMC is just out and under review, but it still shows plenty of cranberries for everyone, so I think the price for this next crop will depend a lot on the size of the crop.  I’m hearing of some side shooting in Wisconsin but otherwise a good crop.  What is everyone else seeing, hearing?

New cranberry science

22 May

http://www.foodproductdesign.com/news/2012/05/new-study-confirms-cranberry-type-a-pac-content.aspx

Love to read about new cranberry science! Way to go Ocean Spray for funding this research.

Pom not so Wonderful

22 May

http://www.forbes.com/sites/briansolomon/2012/05/22/meet-the-resnicks-beverly-hills-billionaire-power-couple-behind-pom-not-so-wonderful/

So the Pom people are in trouble over their health claims.  an interesting read.

 

West Coast cranberry growers Unite! What?

14 May

So, this caught my eye

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1205/S00476/west-coast-cranberry-growers-unite.htm\

and then I learned that it was about 5 cranberry growers in NEW ZEALAND uniting to sell their crop.  Having lived in NZ myself a long time ago, I am thrilled to know they are growing cranberries in my second favorite country in the world….and wish them all the success!  Maybe I will have to go visit on a little cranberry business….

 

Decas wins an EU health clairm for cranberry. Good job!

2 May

so here is the link for the story:

http://www.nutraingredients.com/Regulation/Rejected-cranberry-wins-EU-medical-UTI-claim

This is great news!