The 2018 Farm Bill has helped blueberry growers in various ways, but Alyssa Halpy with the North American Blueberry Council, says a new farm bill is needed for the industry:

For the issues that our industry is facing today, we are facing increased competition from foreign markets. This is a really crucial time for the specialty crop industry. For the blueberry industry, we have a lot to gain if Congress passes a 2024 farm bill.


According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, the farm bill plays a critical role in specialty crop management programs and market promotion. Oregon and Washington are among the top blueberry-growing states in the nation.

Oregon's Top 10 Commodities

Have you ever wondered what kind of agricultural products Oregon produces? While you might first think of huckleberries, marionberries, or crab, you'll be surprised to see what the top ten commodities are in Oregon (as of the 2022 ODA report).

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Washington's Top 10 Commodities

Let's plow through some of Washington state's top producing commodities, based on information from the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

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