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Peru shifting blueberry varieties to sustain export growth

- International
Regional director of Fall Creek & Nursery, Ricardo Polis, told Agraria that in the 2021/2022 campaign, the varietal replacement began, with fewer plants of the Biloxi variety and more demand of the Atlas and Bianca varieties.

Peruvian mangos, blueberries to enter 6 new markets each

- International
Peruvian agro-exports are seeking new markets due to the rising cost of sea freight to China and the difficulties in entering Eastern European markets due to war in Ukraine.

Research shows blueberries have cognitive benefits

- General News
A new research study published in Nutrients finds that blueberries have cognitive benefits.

USHBC president recognized as Ag Association Leader of the Year

- General News
Kasey Cronquist, president of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC), has been named the National Agri-Marketing Association’s (NAMA) Ag Association Leader of the Year for 2022.

Logistical problems affect Chilean fruit exports

- International
About 4,000 Chilean cherry containers did not enter China on time due to logistical delays, according to iQonsulting.

GRAPHIC: A look inside blueberries’ rising popularity

- Analysis
Thanks to ever-growing consumer demand, both domestic and exporting growers continue to devote more acreage to blueberries for the fresh market.

ProduceIQ: Markets soar with March Madness

- Analysis
What do fresh produce markets and college basketball have in common? They're both impossible to predict in March. Like skyrocketing lime prices and a 15-seed team that knocks out a 2-seed team in the first round, some things are unpredictable.

Explaining Peru’s ascendance in blueberries and grapes

- International
Peru hasn’t become the world’s top exporter of fresh blueberries and grapes overnight, said Alejandro Fuentes, president of AGAP.

ProduceIQ: War in Ukraine impacts fresh produce markets

- Analysis
Our prayers of support go out to the Ukrainian people as they defend against the unjust Russian invasion. If you’d like to make a financial contribution, there are links at the bottom of this article to reputable charities helping Ukrainian citizens in need of aid.

USHBC encourages a ‘Boost of Blue’ for National Nutrition month

- General News
In celebration of National Nutrition Month, the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is encouraging consumers to grab a boost of blue as part of an overall healthy diet and lifestyle.