(Aug. 27) The 2008 Massachusetts cranberry crop could be the best crop in almost 10 years, the Cape Cod Times reported.

This year’s volume has been forecast at 1.9 million barrels, an increase of 25% over 2007, according to Gary Keough, director at New England Agricultural Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The price is expected to reach $50 per 100-pound barrel, up from $46.60 per barrel last year, Dawn Gates-Allen, communications manager for the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association, said in the article.