Blueberries

Carolina Uquillas Herrera joins Fall Creek Farm & Nursery as commercial manager for Chile

Carolina Uquillas Herrera has joined Lowell, Oregon-based Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., as commercial manager for Chile, responsible for establishing and developing strong relationships with the company’s blueberry nursery and genetics customers in the... more »

USDA announces new Section 32 purchases of frozen, dried blueberries

USDA has issued two new solicitations for the procurement of frozen and dried highbush blueberries under the authority of Section 32, formerly known as the “bonus buy” program, for use in the National School Lunch... more »

Rainier Fruit achieves Equitable Food Initiative certification

Rainier Fruit has achieved Equitable Food Initiative certification for its largest farm of over 2,300 acres. According to a news release, for the past three years, both companies have worked to align Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) standards... more »

Industry puts focus on blueberry sales potential

Something about blueberries drives the blues away. Jeff Malensky, newly-named chair of the promotion committee for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Committee (USHBC), says he’s often noticed the phenomena: Start talking about blueberries to somebody, and... more »

Study: Blueberry growers boost economy by infusing billions of dollars, generating jobs

U.S. highbush blueberry growers generate more than $4.7 billion in annual economic impact, accounting for more than $12.7 million flowing into the U.S. economy every day, according to a study commissioned by the U.S. Highbush... more »

Weather conditions favorable for SWD spray applications in Michigan

Managing spotted wing drosophila in blueberries and raspberries is critical during harvest. Lower daily temperatures are an opportunity for using a wider range of insecticide products recommended for control. Currently, pyrethroids are very effective. As... more »

Senate passes Resolution declaring July ‘National Blueberry Month’

The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution designating July 2020 as National Blueberry Month, recognizing the contributions of the U.S. blueberry industry and acknowledging that purchasing blueberries supports farmers, jobs and the economy. The resolution... more »

Blueberry exports to Chile now open for California, Oregon, Washington

On July 31, USDA Trade Director for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Plant Protection and Quarantine Division Barbara Spangler notified the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) that blueberries from California, Oregon and... more »


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