Michigan farmers are having problems with fruit theft. According to the Michigan Farm Bureau, the latest incident involves Corey Lake Orchards near Three Rivers. There, about 6,000 dollars’ worth of cherries and blueberries were taken last week.
Audrey Sebolt from the Farm Bureau says these new thefts come on top of several that happened last fall, where apples and pumpkins were stolen during the night. She says 7,000 pounds of apples were taken from Spicer Orchards in Fenton. Sebolt says the people stealing the fruit know where to go, when to pick the fruit, and have a market for the stolen fruit.