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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
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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.

ProduceIQ: Avocados resume, berries ripe for promotion

- Analysis
If it is true that “bad news is good news and no news is bad news,” then the avocado industry is doing just fine. Last week was quite a roller coaster for Avocados from Mexico.

Mixed berry prices to rise on tight volume

- General News
Blueberry, raspberry, and blackberry supplies are tightening, which will likely cause prices to rise over the next few weeks.

ProduceIQ: U.S. avocado suspension may undermine Super Bowl lift

- Analysis
Last weekend the U.S. government suspended the import of all Mexican avocados “until further notice” after a U.S. plant safety inspector in Mexico was sent a threatening message, which will have significant economic impact for this $3 billion industry at its peak time of year.

USDA appoints members to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council

- General News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the appointment of seven members and 10 alternate members to serve on the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.