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State cranberry crop looks to be 2nd best ever

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State cranberry crop looks to be 2nd best ever
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Wisconsin's cranberry growers are harvesting what could be their second-largest crop ever.

The U.S. Agriculture Department predicts a yield of 3.85 million barrels, 4 percent more than a year ago.

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Officials said last year's brutal winter helped the crop, by putting protective coats of ice on the vines.

Cranberries bring an estimated $350 million a year to the state's economy, with around 7,200 jobs.

The state's cranberry growers association is working with Ocean Spray to encourage growers to expand their bogs to help meeting a growing foreign demand for the product.

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