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Nova Scotia blueberry meeting


November 18, 2008
By Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia

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wildbbNEWS HIGHLIGHT

Nova Scotia blueberry meeting
The Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia is holding it’s
annual meeting November 21 and 22, 2008 at the Best Western Glengarry
Hotel & Convention Centre, Truro, N.S.

The Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia is holding it’s annual meeting November 21 and 22, 2008 at the Best Western Glengarry Hotel & Convention Centre, Truro, N.S.

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wildbbLowbush blueberries are the number one agricultural crop in terms of export sales in Nova Scotia.  

Increasingly, the health benefits of blueberries are becoming recognized worldwide.

This year’s crop is expected to exceed 40 million lbs, making it the fifth largest crop on record resulting in a farm gate value in excess of $24,000,000. More than 1000 growers produce lowbush blueberries on approximately 40,000 acres.

Nova Scotia is the largest processor of wild blueberries in the world, resulting in numerous value-added jobs.

For more information, visit http://www.nswildblueberries.com.