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Coping with a historically low crop in the Cherry Capital

Coping with a historically low crop in the Cherry Capital

A blossom on a cherry tree (Photo by Markus Lehtonen).

Host: Zoe Clark
Show date: 07/19/2012

Summary:

The great loss of cherries

Earlier this month most of the counties in Michigan were designated disaster areas for agriculture. Michigan is the largest producer of tart cherries in the nation and this year, the state lost 90 percent of its crop.

Ben LaCross is one of the many farmers who is trying to cope in what is known to be the Cherry Capital of the world. He manages 750 acres of cherries in Leelanau County, just outside Traverse City.


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