Blueberry industry officials have scheduled the Blueberry Hill Climb, the industry’s annual advocacy trip to Washington, D.C., April 16–18.

The North American Blueberry Council has organized the three-day event to let growers and other industry members help advocate for blueberries in research funding, the Farm Bill and school nutrition programs. Activities include policy educational sessions, meetings, networking receptions and banquets.

Cost is $400 for blueberry council members and $500 for nonmembers.

To take advantage of a discounted hotel room block, register by March 27. For more information, visit:

by Ross Courtney