Blueberries

Driscoll’s expands launch of Sweetest Batch Blueberries

Watsonville, California-based Driscoll’s said in a news release it is raising the flavor bar once again with the launch of Sweetest Batch Blueberries, the sweetest sensation to hit the produce aisle this fall. This newest... more »

Pre-solicitation release for trade mitigation purchase of blueberry products

On July 25, 2019, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced details of additional actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would take to support American agricultural producers while continued efforts on free, fair, and... more »

Southeast Georgia experiences improved blueberry season

Ideal weather conditions this season allowed blueberry farmers in southeast Georgia to produce their best crop since 2016, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agent Renee Allen. Farmers like Albert Wildes agree. “In 2017... more »

Wish Farms’ ‘generations of sweetness’ celebrated

Berry company Wish Farms recently broke ground on a new headquarters building and rolled out a new marketing tagline, “generations of sweetness.” Based in Plant City, Florida, the company is a grower, marketer and year-round... more »

Federal judge in Washington state stops 50% pay hike for blueberry pickers

A federal judge has blocked the government from imposing a 50% wage hike for blueberry pickers in Washington state. The Olympian in Olympia, Washington, reports U.S. District Court Judge Salvador Mendoza Jr. temporarily stopped the Department of... more »

Cloud based software helps growers on the ground

A University of Florida agricultural engineer has developed software that can help growers find the best places to plant crops and to identify fruit and vegetable varieties that perform better against diseases. Now, Yiannis Ampatzidis... more »

Governments help Ontario berry growers with production, competitiveness

The Government of Canada and Government of Ontario are supporting investment that will help the province's berry growers to increase sustainability, implement new technologies and increase awareness of their products.On Sept. 5, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister... more »

Rockit Global receives the 2019 Asia Fruit Award

Marketer of miniature apples Rockit Global on Sept. 3 won marketing campaign of the year during the Asia Fruit Awards at in Hong Kong. The awards were presented by Asia Fruit Logistica, the leading continental... more »


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