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Michigan’s Cherry Crop Might Be The Pits This Year

Michigan’s cherry crop is expected to be down this year following freezing temperatures in May.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2015

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Despite Harsh Winter, Michigan Cherry Crops Stay Strong

One grower said while the fruit looks to be in good shape, you still won’t see local fruit at this year’s National Cherry Festival.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2014

Brutal Winter Impacts Michigan’s Most Tender Spring, Summer Crops

Nye said wine grapes, cherries and peaches are tender and may be more at risk than other fruit, such as apples and pears.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/08/2014

Cherry Growers To Get New Crop Insurance Options

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow says Michigan’s cherry growers are getting new crop insurance options.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2012

Researchers: Tart Cherries Have ‘Highest Anti-Inflammatory Content Of Any Food’

Research suggest tart cherries have the “highest anti-inflammatory content of any food” and can help people with osteoarthritis manage their disease.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2012

Farmers: Erratic Weather Devastating Mich. Fruits

A disaster is unfolding in Michigan orchards as erratic spring weather causes some of the biggest losses in decades of cherries, apples and other fruits, growers said Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/05/2012

Cold Snap Threatens Michigan Cherry Orchards

A return to cold weather following last month’s unusual warm spell has put northern Michigan’s tart cherry crop in jeopardy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/07/2012


Eat A Cherry Burger, Raise Money For Medical Research

A fundraiser luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Traverse City St. Francis High School to raise money for research into Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases at Central Michigan University. The star of the plate will be the star of the research involved — cherries.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/26/2011

Made In Michigan 04/28

WWJ’s Marie Osborne salutes a Michigan company specializing in concentrated cherry juice.


Made In Michigan 03/24

WWJ’s Marie Osborne features the Achatz Pie Company, homegrown here in Michigan.