A sweet cranberry boom

A sweet cranberry boom

U.S. cranberry production dropped 10 percent, but Oregon is expecting a 23 percent increase in yields, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released last month.

Oregon, the country's fourth-largest producer, chipped in with 400 million pounds in 2008, a number expected to jump to 490 million pounds this year.

"We don't have the snow and freezes that they do on the East Coast," said Carol Russell, who runs A&B Cranberries of Bandon with her husband, Allen. "Our growing season is longer. We'll still be harvesting in mid-November."

Read the full story at the Chicago Tribune.

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