Topics » Science & Technology   Aug. 16, 2012

Coping with Climate Change: Michigan's Sour Season

SHAKEN FARMERS

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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

SHAKEN FARMERS

Shaking is the method of harvesting ripe tart cherries from the tree. This year, many Michigan farmers didn't even bother to take their equipment out because there were so few cherries to justify the cost. Don Gregory of Cherry Bay Orchards usually harvests an average of 10 to 15 million pounds of cherries a year. This season it's down to 100,000 pounds.

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

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