Wisconsin Cranberry State 18 Years And Running
Wisconsin saw a 25 percent increase over the over 4 million barrels ofcranberry's produced in 2012. Wisconsin produced 67 percent of the nation's cranberry supply last year, more than tripling the next highest producing state, Massachusetts. That makes the state number one in production for the 18th straight year. And, according to third generation cranberry grower, Nodji Van Wychen of Warrens.......the ranking fits in well with other rankings the state has.
The state's cherry and apple growers rebounded from the tough weather conditions of 2012 with big increases in their production numbers. Wisconsin now ranks number four in the nation in tart cherry production. Wisconsin apple growers also recovered nicely from 2012. 89% percent of the state's apple crop were sold as fresh market apples.