Cranberry Production Passes 5 Million Barrels

Wisconsin cranberry production totaled 5.01 million barrels in 2023, compared to 4.80 million barrels in 2022, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The state’s growers harvested 19,100 acres, down 400 acres from last year. The average yield per acre, at 262.3 barrels, was up 7 percent from last year’s 246.2 barrels. The price of cranberries was down 3 percent from 2022 to $37.40 per barrel. The total value of utilized production was $187 million.

Processed cranberries accounted for 94 percent of the state’s utilized production. Wisconsin maintained its number one ranking in total cranberry production with 62 percent of the nation’s total. Wisconsin’s total production was more than twice that of the next highest-producing state, Massachusetts.