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American berry brands look north amid rising production costs

May 31, 2023  By Fruit & Vegetable

CBC reports that, in 2022, U.S. fruit sellers looked north to Canada as severe drought and water shortages continued to wreak havoc on crops in California, the biggest state for agriculture.

American berry giant Driscoll’s has partnered with Sébastien Dugré, co-owner of Massé Nursery in Saint-Paul-d’Abbotsford, Que., to test whether commercial production of blackberries and raspberries is viable in the province. Quebec’s colder climate can limit berry crops, so growing them on a larger scale is unusual for that part of Canada. |READ MORE


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