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.
Source (and photo): FreshPlaza.com