smart, savvy piece why Michigan’s cherry crisis won’t drive up store prices — and why packers are turning to Poland http://ow.ly/ceyjV ::

Posted on: 16 Jul 2012

Prices usually skyrocket when farmers take that kind of a loss, or in severe cases consumers might just have to give up on a fruit for a season. But that won’t happen in this case because of some unique factors in the tart cherry industry. As a result, cherry processors are scrambling to get what fruit they can, sometimes from Poland or Turkey, and taking a financial hit in an effort to keep prices low.

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