Record organic sales reported for 2023

Organic product sales are increasing and in the U.S., have hit a record, according to a report. Sales of certified organic products approached $70 billion in 2023, a record for the sector. Dollar sales for... more »

Major League Pickleball declares blueberries its official fruit

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) announced its partnership with Major League Pickleball (MLP by Margaritaville) for their 2024 season, promoting blueberries as “the official fruit of MLP” among a rapidly growing base of pickleball... more »

Naturipe exhibits at California Strawberry Festival

Naturipe Farms, a large strawberry grower, including blueberries and organics, plans to exhibit in a booth at the 38th Annual California Strawberry Festival in Ventura, California, on May 18-19. Founded in 1984, the festival highlights... more »

Summit Agro’s hybrid’ fungicide Regev passes field tests ‘

Summit Agro has completed a series of 163 replicated field trials across the U.S. to evaluate the efficacy of Regev "hybrid" fungicide. These field trials have included apples, apricots, blueberries, cherries, citrus, corn, cucumber, grape,... more »

USHBC seeks Blueberry Leadership Program applications

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is accepting applications for its Blueberry Leadership Program. The program elevates up-and-coming leaders in the blueberry industry, according to the USHBC. This will be the third class enrolled in... more »

Peach State seeks ag commodity commission members

Growers are being sought by the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) to serve on the Peach State’s agriculture commodity commissions, including those for apples, blueberries, grapes and peaches. A dozen of Georgia’s agricultural commodity commissions... more »

Rabobank report features berry, apple market snapshot

Rabobank has published its latest North American Agribusiness Review, which includes an analysis and summary of market conditions and trends for fruits and vegetables. The report, from the RaboResearch Food and Agribusiness team in North... more »

Georgia blueberry growers extend assessment

Georgia blueberry growers have approved extending their state's blueberry assessment. As a result of the vote, the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Blueberries will continue for another three years. On April 24, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner... more »

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