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Federal funds support Wisconsin cranberry research

USDA grant to help pay for expanding international markets for state's largest fruit crop

9:09 PM, Oct. 5, 2013
Workers harvest cranberries Thursday from a Glacial Lakes Cranberries marsh in Cranmoor.
Workers harvest cranberries Thursday from a Glacial Lakes Cranberries marsh in Cranmoor.
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Growers of Wisconsin's largest fruit crop will get some help from the federal government to conduct research industry leaders say will help promote their product to markets across the globe.

As part of $52 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grants to support specialty crop producers, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will partner with the University of Wisconsin researchers to help cranberry growers reduce pesticide use and environmental threats as well as expand the international market by determining the overwintering patterns of the ...

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