Wisconsin remains the nation's top cranberry producerWisconsin News
-- Wisconsin remains the nation’s top cranberry producer.
Wisconsin remains the nation’s top cranberry producer. The U-S-D-A said yesterday that the Badger State made four-point-four million barrels of cranberries last year – 11-percent more than in 2010. The season had a late start due to bad weather. But the crop recovered during a summer heat wave. Some growers said their cranberries were smaller than in the past – but overall, they were good-to-average. Wisconsin harvested more berries last year than the rest of the country combined. Officials said the Badger State made 57-percent of the nation’s cranberries in 2011. Massachusetts made 30-percent. New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington State accounted for the rest.