Cattle Trade Show Postponed and Blueberry Retail Higher

Cattle Trade Show Postponed and Blueberry Retail Higher

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**The Cattle Industry Annual Convention and NCBA Trade Show, scheduled for February 3-5 in Nashville, has been postponed and moved to August 10-12.

NCBA CEO Colin Woodall tells, given the current pandemic, and with the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and partners in mind, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the event.

The NCBA Trade Show is one of the industry's biggest events each year, bringing together cattlemen and cattlewomen from across the nation.

**Blueberries have been growing at a rapid clip at retail, according to the United Fresh Produce Association’s FreshFacts second quarter report.

According to, FreshFacts reported sales of $584 million, up 10.6% from the second quarter of 2019 and up 17.1% from two years ago.

Retail blueberry volume sold in the second quarter was 159 million pounds, up 6.9% from a year earlier, and 19.8% from 2018.

**It’s been a very challenging but rewarding year as Idaho cattle feeder Cevin Jones wraps up his one-year term as chair of the U.S. Meat Export Federation.

Jones says while the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted many of USMEF's planned promotional activities in 2020 and impacted demand in many markets, the organization found new and innovative ways to meet the needs of international customers and collaborate with industry partners.

Jones ends his term next week.

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