Blueberries

Mississippi blueberry growers expect high quality, average yield

The COVID-19 pandemic presented a new obstacle for Mississippi blueberry growers in 2020, impacting the labor force for the early-season varieties. “A lot of growers are working through how to deal with harvest, packing and... more »

Hot weather causing rapid blueberry bloom in Michigan

The Memorial Day weekend was hot across Michigan, with temperatures up to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. This hot weather will continue for the next week, making this blueberry bloom season unusually warm. Extreme spring weather is... more »

US highbush blueberries gain expanded access to China, the Philippines

The North American Blueberry Council on May 20 expressed appreciation for progress made in ongoing U.S. trade negotiations with China in phase 1 of the trade agreement disclosed earlier this year. According to a news... more »

Fresh blueberries gain expanded access to China, the Philippines

China has announced updates to the phase 1 trade agreement with the United Staes, expanding market access for fresh U.S. highbush blueberries. Additionally, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Office (FAS) Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Manila,... more »

Blueberry growers start effort to grow domestic sales

Blueberry growers from the Southeast and Midwest are vocal members of a campaign to educate the public and politicians about the realities of cheap imported produce. American Grown was launched less than a year ago... more »

Wish Farms promotes local businesses, donates gift cards

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, recently completed a successful giveback campaign on Instagram by promoting local businesses while simultaneously supporting children in need. According to a news... more »

Michigan State University schedules Pre-Bloom Blueberry Webinar for May 12

Michigan State University Extension and the MSUE Small Fruit Team are hosting a webinar with updates on issues related to the early portion of the blueberry season. This webinar will deliver information on research and... more »

USDA AMS announces Section 32 purchases of frozen, dried highbush blueberries

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has issued a solicitation for the procurement of frozen highbush blueberries under the authority of Section 32, formerly known as the “bonus buy” program, for use in the National... more »

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