North American Blueberry Council and U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council Welcome Kasey Cronquist as New President

The North American Blueberry Council (NABC) and U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) have named Kasey Cronquist as the new president, effective July 29, 2019. The Council’s current executive director, Mark Villata, is set to retire at the end of the year.

New Research Examines Blueberries’ Effect on Cardiometabolic Health in Adults With Metabolic Syndrome

The study, “Blueberries improve biomarkers of cardiometabolic function in participants with metabolic syndrome – results from a 6-month, double blind, randomized controlled trial,” was conducted at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom in collaboration with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and other UK institutions.

Blueberry Industry Conducts Election Of State Council Members For U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council

Members of the highbush (cultivated) blueberry industry are being asked to select representatives to fill state council member and alternate positions on the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) Blueberry Promotion, Research and Information Order.

USDA Announces Appointments to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council

March 5, 2019 USDA AMS

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of seven members and ten alternates to serve on the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.

U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council Seeks Nominees for State Member Positions

The nomination period will begin on March 11, 2019. Eight USHBC state member and alternate seats need to be filled for the term of office beginning January 1, 2020. Eligible producer nominees are those who produced 2,000 pounds or more of highbush blueberries in the United States during the period of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.