Blueberries

Registration open for NABC/USHBC Spring Conference & Meetings set for March 16-9

Registration is now open for the free North American Blueberry Conference/U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council Spring Conference & Meetings, March 16-19. According to a news release, during this virtual event, attendees can participate in educational sessions,... more »

Naturipe kicks-off FeBLUEary with new digital platforms

Saliinas, California-based Naturipe, a producer of fresh blueberries, will celebrate FeBLUEary for the fifth consecutive year. The campaign begins on Feb. 1 and highlights the first organic blueberry peak season of 2021. This year, Naturipe... more »

US Highbush Blueberry Council seeks member nominations

The U.S. Highbush blueberry Council is seeking nominees to fill Regional Member and Alternate positions. The nomination period will begin on February 1, 2021. Current USHBC Regional Member and Alternate terms for the Western, Midwest,... more »

RipeLocker containers hold freshly harvested organic blueberries well

RipeLocker, which extends the postharvest life of perishables, announced  Jan. 13 its RipeLocker containers recently held freshly harvested organic blueberries in pristine condition for eight weeks. According to a news release, in the trial, the... more »

US blueberry growers testify to ITC of import harm

Members of the American Blueberry Growers Alliance, a group representing U.S. domestic blueberry farmers, provided information on Jan. 12 to the U.S. International Trade Commission during a hearing on the impact of rising imports during... more »

Brian Deese joins Wish Farms as director of blueberry grower relations

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Plant City, Florida-based Wish Farms, has hired Brian Deese to the role of director of blueberry grower relations. Said Deese: “Berries have always been... more »

Michigan blueberry grower Roger Leduc dies at age 91

Roger Leduc, 91, founder of Leduc Blueberries in Paw Paw, Michigan, died Dec. 28, at his home in Paw Paw. According to his obituary, Roger Leduc was born on Dec. 11, 1929 in Holyoke, Massachusetts,... more »

Coalition formed to oppose limitations on domestic blueberry imports

Ahead of what is being called the incoming Biden administration’s first major trade dispute, American and international blueberry berry growers, importers, distributors, purchasers and suppliers have aligned to form The Blueberry Coalition for Progress &... more »

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