Bi-national blueberry council established

When U.S. secretary of agriculture Tom Vilsack recently visited Lima, Peru, a parallel announcement was made about the U.S.-Peru Blueberry Council (USPBC). This is the first bi-national council for the blueberry category, including top blueberry producing, packing, exporting and importing companies in both countries.  

The goal is to increase new market-access opportunities between both countries. Well-known companies are involved including:  Naturipe and Driscoll’s of California, North Bay Produce of Michigan, Camposol, Talsa and ProArandano of Peru.

Bi-national co-chairs are Brian Bocock, Naturipe, U.S. and Miguel Bentin, ProArandano, Peru.  

The council’s first order of business will be to support the development of phytosanitary initiatives at a bilateral level.

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Publish date: 
Friday, April 1, 2016

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