Cranberries are one of the very few crops that are native to the U.S. The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service has released its projected yields for the 2012 season. Total U.S. cranberry production is estimated to be 7.68 million barrels. (A barrel is 100 pounds of cranberries). Wisconsin, which produces 57% of the U.S. total, will yield 4.5 million barrels, up 2% from 2011. Massachusetts will produce 2.10 million barrels, down 9% from 2011. New Jersey will yield 542,500 barrels, Oregon 400,000 barrels and Washington 142,000 barrels. Approximately 10 million barrels are produced globally, including production in the U.S., Canada and Chile.