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Coping with Climate Change: Michigan's Sour Season

A SOUR SEASON

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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

A SOUR SEASON

The average price for tart cherries in recent years has been about $0.23 per pound. This year they will go for over a dollar a pound. But many farmers say it doesn't make much of a difference what the price is when you don't have any to sell: Statewide more than 90 percent of the tart cherry crop was lost when freezing weather followed an unusually warm spring.

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

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