Strong 2009 Cranberry Harvest Expected For Wisconsin

USDA projects that Wisconsin will yield 4.0 million barrels of cranberries during the 2009 fall harvest. If that number holds, the crop will be the state’s second largest ever, and Wisconsin will be the top cranberry-producing state for the 15th consecutive year.

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Nationwide, the 2009 cranberry crop is projected to be down 10% from last year. According to Tom Lochner, executive director of the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association (WSCGA), the late arrival of Wisconsin’s spring and a cooler-than-normal July did not significantly impact the 2009 cranberry crop.