What is the difference between the NABC and the USHBC?

North American Blueberry Council Mission Statement

The North American Blueberry Council (NABC) is a key advocate for the success and profitability of the highbush blueberry industry. As such, the NABC assists its membership in addressing issues regarding market access; provides counsel in the development of standards for quality and food safety; and serves as a source for helping to manage and communicate industry issues as a voice for the North American highbush blueberry industry.

Our mission is to encourage cooperation among the international blueberry community and in doing so the NABC provides its members with timely, market relevant information such as seasonal crop reports, monthly cold storage figures and yearly production data, as well as background, education and relevant information related to good industry practices. As an industry advocate, the NABC also represents and serves as a voice for members of the North American highbush blueberry industry in legislative and political concerns.

Membership Documents

Grower Membership Application

Join NABC to help ensure blueberries are represented in agriculture on both regulatory and political fronts. The dues structure offers the opportunity for full NABC membership to those growers who produce less than the 250,000-pound per year level established under original NABC membership requirements.

Associate Member Application

NABC welcomes fruit brokers, processors, food manufacturers and others connected to the blueberry industry to join as associate members. Your application will be submitted to the NABC Executive Committee for review. If approved in committee, the application will be presented to the full board for review.