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Cranberry growers taking advantage of faster permit system to expand bogs

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At least two dozen Wisconsin cranberry growers could take advantage of a new, faster system of getting permits to expand their marshes.

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That's according to the state growers' association, which struck a deal Tuesday with the state Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Growers say they need to expand to accommodate companies like Ocean Spray which is trying to meet a growing worldwide demand for cranberries.

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