Virtual Conference Sponsorship, Blueberry Exports to Chile, 20th Anniversary Awards Program

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available for Virtual Conference
The Daily Presenting Sponsor level for the NABC/USHBC Virtual Conference & Expo is sold out, but there are still openings for 20th Anniversary, Featured Event and Event sponsorships. Learn more about all sponsorship levels, then reach out to Mandy Boarman at [email protected] to secure your spot!

Blueberry Exports to Chile Now Open for California, Oregon, Washington
USDA Trade Director for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Plant Protection and Quarantine Division Barbara Spangle recently informed NABC that blueberries from California, Oregon and Washington can be shipped to Chile with an import permit.

Alicia Adler, vice president of NABC, was quoted in Perishable News, saying, “Chile is an important trading partner and counter seasonal supplier of blueberries for the United States. We look forward to further developing this reciprocal balance of trade between our two countries.”

USDA APHIS will continue to pursue access for all blueberry-producing states.

Deadline Approaching for 20th Anniversary Awards Program
Have you taken a few minutes to submit a nomination for the USHBC 20th Anniversary Awards Program? Fill out this simple form along with a 200- to 500-word write-up to recognize a colleague, peer or mentor, or nominate yourself or your organization.

There are 10 opportunities to provide a well-deserved spotlight on hardworking members across the entire blueberry supply chain:

  • Grower Innovation (sub-categories below):
    • Production
    • Sustainability
    • Good Practices
    • Community Involvement/Outreach
  • Marketing and Promotions (Consumer/Health Professionals)
  • Foodservice
  • Merchandising/Retail
  • Food Manufacturing/Advances in Blueberry Products
  • Export/Global Community Relations
  • Genetic Research and Breeding With Nursery Propagation

Enter by Friday, August 21, 2020.

Blueberries in the News

  • The Hindustan Times (5.1 million readers) ran an article on the recently published USHBC-funded muscle growth and repair study conducted at Cornell University.
  • Michigan Ag Today ran an article highlighting the success of the blueberry industry in Michigan, featuring the recently released Economic Impact Report, commissioned by USHBC.

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