Cranberry crop good, but labor hard to find

Cranberry crop good, but labor hard to find

Cranberry crop good, but labor hard to find

Like many other farmers, cranberry growers have a good crop this year, but they often struggle to find enough labor at harvest time.

Sisters Jennifer Dempze and Heidi Slinkman operate the Gaynor Cranberry Company near Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, a farm that has been growing the fruit since the 1870s. 

Dempze tells Brownfield the crop looks good. “A little under 200 acres this year. We’ve got some out because we planted some new vines the last couple of years and they’re not in production yet.