05/21/2012 10:02 am ET Updated Jul 21, 2012

Michigan Fruit Industry Reels From Cold-related Crop Loss

The loss of 80 percent of its tart cherry crop is rippling through Michigan's food processing industry, shrinking supplies, raising prices and causing some fruit companies to go outside the state to get the fruit they need.

Brad Wendzel, president and industrial sales manager of Coloma-based Coloma Frozen Foods, said the situation is likely worse than previously estimated.

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