Wisconsin cranberry farmers increased production by 25 percent
last year to harvest a record 6 million barrels.
to U.S. Department of Agriculture figures released Thursday by
Gov. Scott Walker's office.
Each barrel of
cranberries weighs 100 pounds.
Wisconsin harvested two-thirds of the nation's cranberries last
year and three times as much as Massachusetts, the second-largest
Walker also says
Wisconsin's apple and cherry growers are doing better after a
sudden freeze destroyed buds in 2012.
He says the state
now ranks fourth in tart cherry production, harvesting more than
12 million pounds last year. It produced nearly 42 million pounds