By Mark Kanz
Southern Door County resident Lee Petrina was re-elected Wednesday to the state cherry industry’s market orders board. Petrina, the group’s president, says the five-member Wisconsin Cherry Board is responsible for overseeing money earmarked to support the industry through research, market development, and consumer education.
That assessment is $10 per ton for growers who produce more than 2,000 pounds annually. It usually amounts to $20,000-$30,000 a year. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) oversees elections for the Wisconsin Cherry Board and state’s other commodity marketing boards.