USDA Announces CFAP Extension, Virtual Conference & Expo, 20th Anniversary Awards

USDA Announces CFAP Deadline Extension

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the deadline to apply for the current CFAP has been extended to September 11. The original application deadline was August 28. The North American Blueberry Council (NABC) will continue to monitor developments related to CFAP. For direct updates on NABC’s efforts, sign up for NABC newsletters here.

Virtual Conference & Expo

Have you registered yet for NABC and USHBC’s Virtual Conference & Expo? We’ll be showcasing industry leaders and gathering up the most important people in innovation, marketing, genetics, health research, technology and more. Special thanks to Presenting Sponsors Naturipe, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Highland Ag Solutions and North Bay Produce for their support of this first-ever virtual gathering of the blueberry industry! 

Thank you to our sponsors to-date! 

Interested in sponsorship? 

Email Mandy Boarman at [email protected] for details!

Deadline Extended for 20th Anniversary Awards Program

Haven’t had a chance to submit a nomination for the USHBC 20th Anniversary Awards program yet? The deadline has been extended to Friday, August 28, 2020. You can recognize a colleague, peer or mentor, or nominate yourself or your organization using the form here.

Blueberries in the News

  • USHBC’s Food Manufacturing Program highlights blueberries in the snacking category. Food Processing magazine (23K readers) ran a piece on the increased appeal of fruity snacks in the COVID-19 era. The piece included quotes from USHBC stating how blueberries are on trend, with increased popularity in products like energy bars, fruit snacks and the snack mix category. Further, Food Navigator-Asia (38K readers) and Bakery and Snacks (20K readers) ran articles about the increasing trend of blueberries as an ingredient in Asia. The piece included blueberry intel into the Asian market, along with new and unique product innovations featuring blueberries in key global markets.
  • Growing Produce (39K readers) ran an article on USHBC’s expansion of market access in China and the Philippines.