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August 5, 2012
The Alpena News

Michigan has a rich agricultural history. As a daily consumer of dried cherries I'm concerned about the devastating loss of an estimated 97 percent of Michigan's cherry crop after our freakishly warm March and the freezes which followed. Many cherry-focused businesses in Michigan are now importing cherries from Poland and the state of Washington to meet orders normally filled by Michigan farmers. While there are programs to assist these farmers, we can't ignore the need to make other changes to avoid extreme weather events from wiping out another Michigan crop in the future.



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