Ag News: Dicamba Claims Open and Organic Blueberry Sales Higher
**Farmers who believe they had crops damaged from off-target dicamba from 2015 to 2020 can now submit claims.
The claims period began on December 29th.
The deadline to submit claims is May 28th, 2021.
It’s part of a $400 million settlement announced last June that’s designed to compensate farmers for yield losses resulting from off-target dicamba crop damage.
To fill out your claim, go to dicambasoybeansettlement.com/ or call 855-914-4672.
**China will release more meat from state reserves to boost supply, according to a commerce ministry spokesman, preparing for an expected jump in consumption over the Lunar New Year holiday.
agriculture.com reports, the world’s biggest pork consumer has been selling tens of thousands of tons of the frozen meat from its reserves this month, to rein in rising prices ahead of the mid-February holiday.
**Organic berries sales, including blueberries, topped more than $760 million in 2019, accounting for nearly 14% of total organic produce sales.
As reported by thepacker.com, blueberries were the No. 2 commodity shoppers bought as always organic and the No. 3 item purchased organic SOME of the time, of those studied by Organic Fresh Trends 2021.
14% of blueberry buyers say they always select organic, and more than a third say they chose organic fruit some of the time.