Topics » Science & Technology   Aug. 16, 2012

Coping with Climate Change: Michigan's Sour Season

NO FAIRY TALE YEAR

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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

NO FAIRY TALE YEAR

Sixteen years ago, Sara McGuire was the reigning National Cherry Queen. That's also when she and her husband started growing fruit on Royal Farms. After enduring two devastating years of crop loss in 2002 and 2012, they worry about how they will get by, and say that a decade with two record low seasons is daunting for young people considering a life on the farm.

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

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