Cranberry Concerns

By: Justin Ware
By: Justin Ware

One of the state's top crops could be turning in a low number this harvest season.

Betsy Francoeur, also know as Alice in Dairyland, says cranberries need the same kind of weather as corn to grow well, and this was not a good year for corn crops in the area.

"Cranberry growers are expecting a smaller crop," said Francoeur. "However, they're not too concerned. The cranberries are ripening on time and they feel they will have a strong crop, even if it will be smaller than last year."

Wisconsin is the number one producer of cranberries in the nation.