U.S. Highbush Blueberries Gain Expanded Access to High-Demand Markets in China, the Philippines

The North American Blueberry Council (NABC) today expressed appreciation for progress made in ongoing U.S. trade negotiations with China in phase 1 of the trade agreement disclosed earlier this year. Among the new tenets of the agreement is expanded market access for fresh U.S. highbush blueberries. Previously, China only permitted imports of dried and frozen U.S. highbush blueberries. Additionally, the Philippines will formally open its market.

Brian Bocock Earns Prestigious Award From NABC

Alexandria, Virginia – Brian Bocock, vice president of product management for Naturipe Farms, has been named the 2020 Alex Wetherbee Award winner by the North American Blueberry Council (NABC).

Senate Introduces Resolution Declaring July “National Blueberry Month”

The U.S. Senate has introduced a resolution recognizing the history and accomplishments of the U.S. highbush blueberry industry and seeking to declare July as “National Blueberry Month.”

Berry Growers Commit to 100% Recycle-Ready Packaging

In another step to further reduce the produce industry’s environmental impact, major North American fresh berry producers announced their commitment to use 100% recycle-ready packaging by 2025.

Alicia Adler Joins USHBC, NABC as Vice President

Adler brings a wealth of experience to her new role, both in writing grant proposals and developing export markets.