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National Blueberry Month, Rapid Response Plan, Nielsen Reports, PBH Partnership, United Fresh 2020 LIVE!

Wednesday Kicks Off National Blueberry Month! Are you ready to start promoting and celebrating blueberries all throughout July? Check out USHBC’s free toolkit of creative resources here that includes a ready-to-use National Blueberry Month seal, social media posts and recipe photos. Post or reshare content from our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook channels – we’ll be…

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#BlueberryMethodPack, PBH Webinar, Blueberries Going Virtual!

Webinar Coming Soon: Opening for U-Pick During COVID-19 Join us on Friday, June 19th as we discuss best practices and critical information about opening U-pick operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. USHBC President Kasey Cronquist will lead a conversation with Laura McDermott, small fruit specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and blueberry growers who have been through their…

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Podcast Launch, Today’s Dietitian Symposium, and the Blueberry Method

Subscribe to The Business of Blueberries Podcast! As you may have seen last week, we’re launching a brand new podcast called “The Business of Blueberries,” on Tuesday, June 9! You can subscribe and listen to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher. Want to share this podcast update with others in the industry? Tweet about it! Keeping Blueberry Nutrition…

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Shoppable Recipes, New Podcast and Are Your Blueberries In The Box?

As many of you may remember, in March, USHBC announced a strategic refresh that focuses on fostering greater collaboration among all stakeholders and moving forward as an industry. As part of this, we’ll be actively communicating with the industry on a more frequent basis and through new channels. Driving Sales of Blueberries: Shoppable Recipes Now…

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Payments for Blueberry Growers Detailed in Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

On Tuesday, May 19, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced updates for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The USDA CFAP for specialty crops is divided into three categories of eligibility: Had crops that suffered a 5% or greater price decline between January 15 and April 15, 2020, as a result of the COVID-19…

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Fresh Blueberries Gain Expanded Access to China, the Philippines

China has announced updates to the phase 1 trade agreement with China, expanding market access for fresh U.S. highbush blueberries. Additionally, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Office (FAS) Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Manila, the Philippines, announced this week that U.S. fresh blueberries will be granted market access, making the U.S. the only country with official…

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News from USHBC’s Research & Innovation Pipeline: Blueberries’ Positive Impact in Men with Type 2 Diabetes

During these unprecedented times, the importance of health is stronger than ever before. During March’s Spring Meetings, innovation and collaboration played critical roles in the industry’s next phase of growth. USHBC’s science pipeline is an important grower investment in innovation.  This edition of Behind the Blue provides an update on newly published science supporting blueberries’…

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New Research Explores Blueberries’ Positive Effects in Men with Type 2 Diabetes

A new research study published in Current Developments in Nutrition found that the equivalent of one cup of fresh blueberries, given as 22 g of freeze-dried blueberries, may beneficially affect areas of health in overweight men with type 2 diabetes. The study, “Effect of Blueberry Consumption on Cardiometabolic Health Parameters in Men with Type 2…

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Putting The Blueberry Method to Work

Great news: The Blueberry Method campaign is now live! Our goal is to address the immediate and ongoing needs to drive demand – helping to put more blueberries on shopping lists and in carts during today’s realities. With the booming growth in the fresh snacking category, consumers are looking for easy snacking options that are…

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Blueberry Industry Supports Our Food Supply Chain Partners

The blueberry industry realizes that food processors, packers, distributors and retailers are all experiencing significant challenges as you fulfill your essential mission to feed America. During the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the food supply chain has been called upon to preserve access to a safe supply of healthy foods and beverages for 320 million…

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