Blueberries

US blueberry growers testify to ITC of import harm

Members of the American Blueberry Growers Alliance, a group representing U.S. domestic blueberry farmers, provided information on Jan. 12 to the U.S. International Trade Commission during a hearing on the impact of rising imports during... more »

Brian Deese joins Wish Farms as director of blueberry grower relations

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Plant City, Florida-based Wish Farms, has hired Brian Deese to the role of director of blueberry grower relations. Said Deese: “Berries have always been... more »

Michigan blueberry grower Roger Leduc dies at age 91

Roger Leduc, 91, founder of Leduc Blueberries in Paw Paw, Michigan, died Dec. 28, at his home in Paw Paw. According to his obituary, Roger Leduc was born on Dec. 11, 1929 in Holyoke, Massachusetts,... more »

Coalition formed to oppose limitations on domestic blueberry imports

Ahead of what is being called the incoming Biden administration’s first major trade dispute, American and international blueberry berry growers, importers, distributors, purchasers and suppliers have aligned to form The Blueberry Coalition for Progress &... more »

Relaunch of USHBC Monthly Blueberry Retail Sales Data set

In 2020, as part of our renewed commitment to delivering strategic value to the industry, the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) published weekly reports summarizing blueberry retail sales performance. Industry member reactions to these reports... more »

In story of blueberries and bees, scientists play matchmaker

Every single blueberry is the result of a flower that was pollinated by a bee. In other words: No buzz, no berry. With that in mind, it’s no wonder blueberry growers bring in hives of... more »

Bipartisan letter sent in support of Michigan blueberry growers and fair trade

Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, and Congressman Dan Kildee, D-Michigan, sent a bipartisan letter Dec. 21 to the International Trade Commission (ITC) Chairman Jason Kearns on behalf of Michigan blueberry growers and their families. Currently, the... more »

Fall Creek adds Tom Blaser to outside board of directors

Eugene, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., a global blueberry breeding and nursery company, has announced that Tom Blaser has joined its professional board of directors. Most recently, Blaser served as senior vice president... more »


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