State’s cranberry yield leads nation
Wisconsin currently produces 67% of the nation’s supply of cranberries, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 2013, the state’s cranberry producers harvested 6.02 million barrels of cranberries, up 25% from 2012.
After a tough 2012, when extreme weather decimated much of the state’s cherry and apple crops, both rebounded in 2013. In 2013, Wisconsin produced 12.3 million pounds of tart cherries, enough to rank the state fourth in the nation. Apples also rebounded, with 41.7 million pounds harvested.