Blueberries

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 »

Two UGA scientists named Fellows of the American Phytopathological Society

Two prominent faculty members of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Harald Scherm and Albert Culbreath, have been named 2020 Fellows of the American Phytopathological Society. The American Phytopathological Society (APS)... more »

Blueberry industry ensuring supply, helping drive demand 

The blueberry industry realizes that food processors, packers, distributors and retailers are all experiencing significant challenges as you fulfill your essential mission to feed America. During the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the food supply... more »

Time for replanting old, disease and blueberry stem gall wasp infested blueberry fields

After several years of declining productivity and market uncertainties, some Michigan growers are taking action to turn their business around to improve farm profitability and maintain employment. One action already having an impact in west... more »


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