Feb 22, 2024
USHBC seeks nominations for members

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is seeking nominations to fill member and alternate positions for the USHBC Blueberry Promotion, Research and Information Order.

These positions, along with alternates for each, are being filled for three-year terms that begin Jan. 1, 2025:

  • Four regional U.S. positions  — Northeast, South, Midwest and West
  • Importer
  • Exporters representing Chile, Peru and Mexico
  • Public member

Potential nominees will be presented to the USHBC for final candidate selections at the next USHBC meeting. The council will recommend candidates to the secretary of agriculture, who will make the final appointments.

Nomination forms are online and are due by March 5 via email: [email protected].

Producers and importers of highbush blueberries approved the establishment of the USHBC through a referendum conducted by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service in 2000. The program is funded by an assessment of $18 per ton on domestic highbush blueberries, and $18 per ton on fresh and processed imported highbush blueberries. Market promotion activities funded through the USHBC began in January2002.

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