USDA Buys Additional $15M of Tart Cherries from Michigan Farmers

The USDA bought an additional $15 million worth of tart cherries from Michigan farmers.

That’s on top of the $15 million purchase announced in March.

It will be a major help to the industry, which has struggled to compete with low cost imports from countries like turkey.

The cherries will be distributed in food assistance programs, like the national school lunch program.

9&10’s David Lyden is sitting down with cherry farmers on the relief they are feeling.

See that full report tonight at 5&6.