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Blueberries from Chile receive heart check certification

- General News
The Chilean Blueberry Committee is excited to announce that Blueberries from Chile are now certified by the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Food Certification Program.

Mexican blueberries gain U.S. market share

- Analysis
Seeing how 2021 is being billed as the year of the fruits and vegetables, it is only fitting that we start the year off with a squabble of sorts.

FPAA credits Congressional effort to help imported produce

- General News
With billions of dollars at stake, the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas commends Senators Sinema (D-AZ) and Moran (R-KS) and Representatives Schweikert (R-AZ) and Cuellar (D-TX) for leading a bipartisan, bicameral letter raising significant concerns with the Trump Administration’s Section 201 investigation on imported blueberries and Section 332 investigations of imported strawberries, bell peppers, squash, and cucumbers.

U.S. blueberry farmers testify to ITC on import harm

- General News
WASHINGTON, January 12, 2021 – Members of the American Blueberry Growers Alliance (ABGA), a group representing U.S. domestic blueberry farmers, today provided information to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) during a hearing on the impact of rising imports during the U.S. growing and harvest seasons.

Blueberry imports: How important is the overlap?

- Analysis
When one thinks of advantages foreign producers have over domestic ones, labor costs are the first thing that come to mind, but they are not the only factor.

Blueberry coalition makes its case for imports

- General News
As blueberry popularity has exploded in the U.S., a group of U.S. growers say imports are threatening their profitability.

U.S. and international blueberry companies form coalition to oppose limitations on imports

- General News
Ahead of 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 & Health.

Q&A: American Blueberry Growers Alliance

- Analysis
In December 2020, U.S. growers responded to rising blueberry imports by forming the American Blueberry Growers Alliance. The Produce Reporter interviewed Jerome Crosby, Georgia blueberry farmer and chairman of the Alliance’s executive committee.

Labor Outlook: H-2A, machines, and imports

- Analysis
What’s the outlook on farm labor? In a recent interview, Philip L. Martin, a professor at the University of California at Davis and one of the nation’s leading experts, made three major points.

U.S. blueberry growers form new alliance

- General News
Blueberry growers across America today established a new coalition, the American Blueberry Growers Alliance, to seek relief from rising imports that are harming their businesses.