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California Blueberry Commission favors investigation into imports

The California Blueberry Commission, Clovis, supports the administration’s intentions to investigate imported blueberries and their effects on U.S. growers.

Oppy offers fair trade Ocean Spray blueberries from Peru

Ocean Spray brand blueberries from Peru are now certified by Fair Trade USA through marketer The Oppenheimer Group.

Awe Sum Organics offers kiwifruit, Chilean blueberries in winter

Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Awe Sum Organics is offering organic green and gold kiwifruit and organic Chilean blueberries this winter.

Blueberry conference and expo goes online

The North American Blueberry Council and U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council are taking their annual conference and expo online because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carolina Uquillas Herrera joins Fall Creek Farm in Chile

Carolina Uquillas Herrera has joined Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., Lowell, Ore., as commercial manager for Chile.

Rainier Fruit earns EFI certification for its largest farm

Rainier Fruit, Selah, Wash., has earned Equitable Food Initiative certification for its largest farm, which is more than 2,300 acres.

Evan Pence joins AC brands as VP of international procurement

AC Brands has hired Evan Pence as vice president of international procurement.

Industry groups ask for CFAP extension, changes to eligibility

Fresh produce industry associations have joined other agricultural groups in asking the USDA to extend the deadline for producers to receive direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

Highbush blueberry study shows direct, indirect value of industry

U.S. highbush blueberry growers generate more than $4.7 billion in annual economic impact, according to a study commissioned by the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.

Hearings set on trade practices that affect Florida, other states

Federal trade and agriculture officials have rescheduled hearings for growers to testify on how foreign trade is harming U.S. agriculture, with a focus on the effects of Mexican produce imports on southwest growers.