Paper reviews research of health benefits of blueberry anthocyanins

A new review paper,  “Recent Research on the Health Benefits of Blueberries and Their Anthocyanins,” explores the scientific literature on blueberries’ potential health benefits, according a press release from the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC). Published... more »

Jasper Wyman & Son gets government funding for blueberry sorter

Government funding will help Canadian wild blueberry company Jasper Wyman & Son install blueberry sorting equipment. The company is located on Prince Edward Island. Canadian officials recently announced over $971,000 in funding to Jasper Wyman... more »

Alaska Berries growers make most of USDA programs

 The USDA-produced series #FridaysOnTheFarm last week featured an Alaskan farm growing berries: This week meet Brian and Laurie Olson, owners of Alaska Berries on the Alaskan Kenai Peninsula. Their desire to grow fruits and... more »

British Columbia’s berry industry gets $3.6M investment

Canadian officials July 4 visited the Berry Haven Farm, where they announced an investment of up to $3.6 million to the Lower Mainland Horticultural Improvement Association (LMHIA) under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Program. The... more »

Plants365 signs MSU blueberry variety licenses

United Kingdom-based, blueberry plant specialist, Plants365, has recently signed commercialization licenses with Michigan State University to develop five blueberry cultivars. According to a news release from the company, the varieties include Calypso and Osorno as... more »

Blueberry industry group’s cardiac health study gets attention

A blueberry industry investment in medical research is paying big dividends in marketing this year. The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) in 2013 invested in a study looking at the health benefits of consuming berries.... more »

New Jersey Department of Ag highlights Jersey Fresh blueberries

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and state and local officials today highlighted National Blueberry Month with a visit to Russo’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm. The family’s market features a large display of... more »

International Blueberry Summit: ‘We are thrilled with the overall success’

British Columbia (BC) blueberries were ripening on the vine as the ideas were flowing during the International Blueberry Organization’s (IBO) Summit (held in Abbotsford, British Columbia from June 24 – 26) where nearly 400 attendees... more »

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