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Another article

18 Mar



Cranberries in the news…

17 Mar

This article started in the Washington Post and has been picked up by many news outlets. I think most growers know the real story so I won’t elaborate.

Congrats to Fruit D’Or

8 Mar

Nice Article on our neighbor to the north!

Cranberry tariffs?

7 Mar

I received an email early this am about Cranberries “making the list” but here is a story in the state wide paper Here.


Old news to most; Ocean Spray to get new CEO

15 Feb

See here

Best wishes to Randy Papadellis!

CMC meeting

15 Feb

Just an update from the CMC meeting just held in DC. No new action was taken on the volume regulations. The Committee and all of us really, are waiting on the USDA to act on the recommendations.

The 2017 regulation has been posted in the Federal Register and the comment period has closed. We are waiting on the Secretary to finalize and sign.

Sometime soon the 2018 order will be posted in the Federal Register for comments. And then the Secretary will finalize and sign.

I think that the CMC members and attendees made it clear to the USDA officials present that we need action quickly so that growers can make growing decisions to control costs. It was duly noted by Oregon growers that the growing season has already begun!

In other news, the 2017 crop was smaller than previously estimated in January, now that actual numbers have been reported. Mother Nature really helped us out on that front. In making the 2018 forecast, most all growing areas expect to be back up to their normal production.

2017 crop update

24 Jan

In looking back at my post about the Boston CMC meeting, I had (at least) one thing wrong…I said that the worldwide crop was down 1,500,000 bbls. Nope, wrong. The projected crop was down that amount off the August 2017 estimate. The projected crop as compared to the actual 2016 crop is down 2,100,000 bbls or almost 16%. This includes all of Canada and Chile. Sorry for any confusion.