Cranberry Data

posted Jul 12, 2018, 6:35 AM by Ryan Quinn
Wisconsin apple growers had a productive year in 2017, but cranberry and tart cherry producers faced more challenges. 

The latest data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service found apple production increased almost 20 percent in Wisconsin between 2016 and 2017. 

Wisconsin produced 5.37 million barrels of cranberries last year, 12 percent less than in 2016.  Cranberry prices have continued to sit below the cost of production. 

Wisconsin growers also produced fewer tart cherries in 2017. 

The state's total production was 11.3 million pounds, a 17-percent decline from the previous year.