Senate Passes Resolution Declaring July “National Blueberry Month”

The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution designating July 2020 as National Blueberry Month, recognizing the contributions of the U.S. blueberry industry and acknowledging that purchasing blueberries supports farmers, jobs and the economy. The resolution echoes a proclamation from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in March.

Updated Real-Time Wash Line Data Available From SmartWash Solutions

August 3, 2020 SmartWash Solutions

SmartWash Solutions today announced the release of PPDL 2020, providing significant enhancements to Process Pro Data Live (PPDL), the online tool for produce processing plant managers to monitor real-time performance of their wash lines’ water chemistry and quickly locate potential problems to improve efficiency and food safety.

Blueberry Exports to Chile Now Open for California, Oregon, Washington

USDA Trade Director for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Plant Protection and Quarantine Division Barbara Spangler notified the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) that blueberries from California, Oregon and Washington can be shipped to Chile with an import permit.