Blueberries

Nourse Farms expands with lab, greenhouses

Nourse Farms, a North American berry plant propagator, is partnering with an investment management firm to expand and modernize its propagation footprint. Nourse Farms has partnered with Solum Partners, which is focused on the food... more »

California’s Murray Family Farms endures challenges

Murray Family Farms, owned by Steve and Vickie Murray, has discovered that growing cherries, berries and other tree fruit in the southern San Joaquin Valley’s desert region is highly challenging. South of Bakersfield, the farm’s... more »

India trade dispute resolution to benefit U.S. blueberry, cranberry exports

With U.S. negotiators announcing resolution of the U.S.-India World Trade Organization poultry dispute, India will reduce tariffs on certain products, including fresh and processed berries. As part of the agreement, India also agreed to reduce... more »

Georgia counties declared Hurricane Idalia disaster areas

In response to Hurricane Idalia's damage, the federal government has approved disaster declarations for three south Georgia counties, two of which are major vegetable, berry, peach and pecan producers. Cook, Lowndes and Glynn counties received... more »

Management firm to handle PVGA executive leadership

Directors of the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association (PVGA) have approved allowing a management firm to run their grower organization. Wanner Associates of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, will manage the PVGA. During a May 30 special board meeting,... more »

USHBC releases report on blueberry export opportunities

 The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) has released a comprehensive report on the global market for U.S. blueberry exports. The “Global United States Blueberry Export Opportunity Assessment Report” leverages data from Euromonitor’s Passport database, a... more »

Matthew Lyons joins Naturipe’s value-added fresh division

Naturipe Farms, Salinas, California, has hired Matthew Lyons as director of business development of value-added fresh. In his role, Lyons manages Naturipe Farms’ Value-Added Fresh division as it expands in the foodservice, quick-serve and retail... more »

AgroFresh celebrates 20 years of SmartFresh

In 2003, AgroFresh first launched its flagship ripening management solution SmartFresh, the premier ethylene postharvest management tool for fruits, vegetables and florals. SmartFresh puts the ripening process “on hold” so that softening and over-ripening occur... more »

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