Proposal Would Reduce Cranberry Sales in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin cranberry growers may be forced to reduce their sales if a federal marketing order from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is approved.

The proposal would limit the nation’s cranberry crop to 75 percent of its normal size as a way to decrease stocks and raise prices

The Cranberry Marketing Committee recommended the order last August. Growers say they can work with their handlers to manage excess fruit by selling it as cattle feed or soil supplements.

The USDA took public comment on the order until May 29.

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