NCBA Winter Reboot and Blueberry Coalition Supports Imports
**Additional detections of the Asian citrus psyllid mean California farmers must remain vigilant, according to the chair of a pest-prevention effort.
The insect can carry a fatal citrus disease known as HLB.
California farmers have succeeded so far in keeping HLB out of commercial groves.
A psyllid infected with the HLB bacterium, found recently at a Fallbrook residence, was the first to be detected in San Diego County.
**The National Cattlemen's Beef Association is hosting a two-day virtual event for cattlemen and women across the country to come together for industry news, updates, education and networking.
agrimarketing.com reports, the 2021 Cattle Industry Convention Winter Reboot, scheduled for February 23-24, is your opportunity to connect with NCBA and serves as a kickoff event for the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in August.
Registration for the Winter Reboot is now open. Just go to www.convention.ncba.org and click on the Winter Reboot link.
**The Blueberry Coalition for Progress & Health, a group of domestic blueberry importers and foreign grower groups, has formed to oppose limitations on imports of the berries.
According to thepacker.com, today’s International Trade Commission hearing will hear claims that blueberry imports pose unfair competition when blueberries in Florida, Georgia and other areas are in season.
The 17 companies and organizations within the coalition claim blueberry imports do not harm the domestic industry.