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Chilean blueberry harvests continue to be focused on northern regions

This week, the Systems Approach regulation was finally published in the Federal Register, great news for producers in the Ñuble and Biobio regions who will now be able to export to the US through monitoring and inspection. Based on the producers who have already registered to opt for the Systems Approach this season, a volume […]

15 October, 2020 by Doris Mora

ASOEX and the Blueberry Committee assess the effects of the investigation on US imports

The Chilean blueberry industry is concerned because last week the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced that it would request the International Trade Commission of that country (USITC) to initiate an investigation to determine the damage that blueberry imports may be causing to producers in some states of that country. Source: Fresh Plaza […]

24 September, 2020 by Doris Mora

Blueberry imports from Latin America increase to meet year-round demand

U.S. demand for fresh blueberries reached an all-time high in 2019, and to meet this increased demand, both domestic and global production of fresh blueberries have trended upward. U.S production for the fresh market climbed 284 percent since 2000 to almost 372 million pounds in 2019. Source: USDA Blueberries have different production seasons across different […]

24 September, 2020 by Doris Mora

Lower U.S. berry prices for Mexico offset by other factors during pandemic onset

Mexican berry growers faced a slight drop in prices in its main market during the opening stages of the pandemic this year, but an industry body has said this was offset but other factors. Source: Freshfruitportal.com Aneberries told FreshFruitPortal.com that U.S. market disruptions including the almost entire closure of foodservice channels affected demand and prices […]

27 August, 2020 by Doris Mora

Peruvian H1 blueberry export value slashed amid Mexican competition and Covid-19

Peruvian blueberry exports took a big hit in the first half of 2020, with their value falling by 48% yearon-year to US$44.8m, according to export association ADEX. Source: Freshfruitportal.com The organization said that the decline from exports of US$85.4m registered from January through June the previous year was due to the effects of the Covid-19 […]

27 August, 2020 by Doris Mora

The Chilean blueberry industry and projections of the Chinese market

The market for foreign fruit in China, and specifically for blueberry, always seems to be shifting and varying, depending on the perspective of person reporting it. While some report it is a giant market open to consumption, other say that the country’s strategy is to be completely self-sufficient in the short term. Source: blueberriesconsulting.com On Tuesday, […]

27 August, 2020 by Doris Mora

Georgia blueberry growers want protection from Mexican competition

Today, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black will ask for support for the state’s blueberry growers when he testifies at a U.S. Trade Representative hearing on reining in the expansion of Mexican specialty crop exports. Source: agri-pulse.com Mexican farmers continue to increase the size of their blueberry production as the country sells more of the fruit to […]

27 August, 2020 by Doris Mora

‘South Africa may become a relevant player in the blueberry industry in the next five years’

Wian Mouton, Fall Creek Business Manager for South Africa, has been speaking about the current status of blueberry cultivation in the various localities of South Africa. In his talk, he presented figures and elements that suggest that this African area could become a new development nexus for the global blueberry industry, as Latin America was […]

27 August, 2020 by Doris Mora

Fred Douven, abbGrowers: “Spring frost and heat took their toll on the North European blueberry season”

The Dutch blueberry season has started again. According to abbGrowers’ Fred Douven, it’s not going to be a great year. That because of the impact of the coronavirus, and the spring frost. “The night frost took a bigger toll than everyone expected. That’s true for the whole of northern Europe. The consequent high temperatures didn’t […]

27 August, 2020 by Doris Mora

Asda’s blueberries go green with new recyclable blueberry punnet

Asda has launched a 100% recyclable blueberry punnet, which thanks to new packaging, means customers can now recycle the punnets and film as a whole, without removing the lid. Source: Freshplaza.com The new and sustainable punnets have been designed so customers can’t remove the film lid, which means the whole tray can be recycled together, […]

26 August, 2020 by Doris Mora