Blueberries

Frutura to acquire U.S., Chilean berry companies

Frutura, a global sales and marketing platform for fruit, plans to acquire berry companies Giddings Fruit and Sun Belle. “The agreements we announce today are among the most significant acquisitions Frutura has made to date,”... more »

Soren Bjorn to take on CEO role at Driscoll’s

Driscoll’s has selected a familiar face as its new CEO. Soren Bjorn, currently president of Driscoll’s of the Americas, will start his new role in January. J. Miles Reiter, CEO and chair of Driscoll’s, plans... more »

Naturipe introduces “Sweet Selections” premium berries line

Naturipe Farms is selling upscale blueberries and blackberries through a new premium line. Sweet Selections is the latest addition to the berry grower-shipper’s premium product portfolio. The Sweet Selections line will feature Naturipe’s proprietary berry... more »

USDA enhances, adds specialty crop, organic insurance options

The USDA is beefing up crop insurance options for specialty crop and organic producers, including rolling out new and expanded options based on feedback from farmers and ranchers. To do this, USDA’s Risk Management Agency... more »

Nourse Farms expands with lab, greenhouses

Nourse Farms, a North American berry plant propagator, is partnering with an investment management firm to expand and modernize its propagation footprint. Nourse Farms has partnered with Solum Partners, which is focused on the food... more »

California’s Murray Family Farms endures challenges

Murray Family Farms, owned by Steve and Vickie Murray, has discovered that growing cherries, berries and other tree fruit in the southern San Joaquin Valley’s desert region is highly challenging. South of Bakersfield, the farm’s... more »

India trade dispute resolution to benefit U.S. blueberry, cranberry exports

With U.S. negotiators announcing resolution of the U.S.-India World Trade Organization poultry dispute, India will reduce tariffs on certain products, including fresh and processed berries. As part of the agreement, India also agreed to reduce... more »

Georgia counties declared Hurricane Idalia disaster areas

In response to Hurricane Idalia's damage, the federal government has approved disaster declarations for three south Georgia counties, two of which are major vegetable, berry, peach and pecan producers. Cook, Lowndes and Glynn counties received... more »

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