The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the Blueberry Promotion, Research and Information Order will continue, following a vote by highbush blueberry producers and importers.
The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service conducted the referendum July 5-26, according to a USDA news release.
The referendum required a majority of votes and a majority of blueberry volume represented to pass. Of eligible voters, 88% voted in favor, representing 98% of the volume of blueberries produced or imported.
The order allows the industry to jointly research promotions, markets and production.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the Blueberry Promotion, Research and Information Order will continue, following a vote by highbush blueberry producers and importers.

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service conducted the referendum July 5-26, according to a USDA news release.

The referendum required a majority of votes and a majority of blueberry volume represented to pass. Of eligible voters, 88% voted in favor, representing 98% of the volume of blueberries produced or imported.

The order allows the industry to jointly research promotions, markets and production.