Blueberries

Blueberry farm operators to be inducted into Michigan Farmers Hall of Fame

For over 30 years, Dennis and Shelly Hartmann of Grand Junction, Michigan, have been involved in the agricultural industry. They currently own 368 acres and rent an additional 130 acres at their farm in Van... more »

Berry company Driscoll’s installs solar at Santa Maria cooling facility

Driscoll’s has installed 3,384 solar panels on its 155,000 square-foot cooling facility in Santa Maria, California, which is estimated to generate 1.4 million kilowatt-hours of power annually. In addition to solar power, Driscoll’s has installed... more »

US Highbush Blueberry Council election results shared

The United States Highbush Blueberry Council regional member ballots have been counted and results have been submitted to the USDA for final consideration and appointment by the Secretary of Agriculture. Those who received the most... more »

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Hartmann’s used tissue culture for propagation

Editor's note: Hartmann’s blueberry operation in Grand Junction, Michigan, has been in existence for more than 75 years. The following is an excerpt from a story published in the April 1982 issue of Great Lakes... more »

Crop outlook a mixed bag for growers

A major heat wave that caused unprecedented temperatures in the Pacific Northwest in late June and early July was the starkest example of weather events that have negatively impacted fruit growing regions across the U.S.... more »

Michigan’s Shelly Hartmann USHBC’s first female chairperson

A Michigan grower who radiates optimism for what the blueberry industry can be is the new chairperson of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. More than that, Shelly Hartmann will be the first elected female chairperson... more »

July once again proclaimed as National Blueberry Month

As another successful National Blueberry Month closes out, the North American Blueberry Council shared that Senate Resolution 139 passed with unanimous consent last week, officially designating July 2021 as National Blueberry Month and recognizing the... more »

USDA plans Blueberry Research and Promotion Program referendum

The USDA announced recently that, as required by law, it will conduct a referendum for eligible domestic producers and importers of highbush blueberries on whether to continue the Blueberry Promotion, Research and Information Order. The... more »

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