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Coping with Climate Change: Michigan's Sour Season

THE PIE CONTEST MUST GO ON

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A SOUR SEASONAN IDEAL CLIMATETOO COLD TO HANDLETWO LIFETIMESNO FAIRY TALE YEARSHAKEN FARMERSA FROST HARVESTNOT ENOUGH WORKPLIGHT OF THE HONEY BEESTALLED PROCESSINGIT'S THE PITSTHE PIE CONTEST MUST GO ON AS MICHIGAN AS CHERRY PIE

THE PIE CONTEST MUST GO ON

The Northwestern region of Michigan usually provides 75 percent of the nation's cherries, which are used for juices, preserves and pie. But for this year's annual pie eating contest in Traverse City, the cherries in the pies will have to come from the West Coast or even as far away as Poland or Chile. 2012 was the worst year on record for Michigan fruit.

Read the story: A Sour Season for Michigan's Cherry Farmers.

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