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SDA Approves USHBC
   Assessment Increase

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Bluespaper (Monthly newsletter)
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> 2013-2014 Annual Report

> Mechanical Harvesting and Handling Progress Report Fall 2014

> Visual Bruise Assessment and Analysis of Mechanical Impact Measurement in Southern Highbush Blueberries

>Measurement of Mechanical Impacts Created by Rotary, Slapper, and Sway Blueberry Mechanical Harvesters


2014 Forms
Assessment Forms
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USHBC History
> Assesment Rate Increase Memo
> Grower Assessment Form
> First Handler Assessment Form
> Int'l Assessment Rebate Procedure
 

Exemption Forms
> Low Volume Exemption Form
> USHBC Organic Exemption Memo
> Organic Exemption Request Form

Miscellaneous Forms
> Pack Sizes
> USHBC Expense F
orm (fillable pdf)
 

USHBC Finances
> 2013 Financial Statement
> 2014 Budget Overview


USHBC - Organization
Welcome!
  If you grow highbush blueberries in the USA, you are part of the USHBC!  For more than 40 years, the pioneers of the highbush blueberry industry have invested in promotions and market development of highbush blueberries thorough the North American Blueberry Council (NABC).  In 2001, growers from throughout the USA voted to approve the Blueberry Promotion, Research, and Information Order.  We salute our predecessors and take the baton to work on promoting the growth and well being of the entire industry.  This web page is designed to inform blueberry industry members about the USHBC, activities and events.  Please bookmark this page and return often as we are continually updating.
Officers    Members & Alternates     Staff     Committees   Organization   Meetings


USHBC OFFICERS    

Chairman: Parm Bains

Vice Chairman: Dave Arena

Treasurer: Mark Hurst

Secretary: Shelly Hartmann

Past Chairman: Art Galletta

USHBC MEMBERS AND ALTERNATES

States: (alphabetical) Name Term
California Member - Doug Perkins First term ends 12/31/16
  Alternate - Buck Klein First term ends 12/31/16
Georgia Member - John Bennett Second term ends 12/31/16
  Alternate - Adair Chambers Peterson
Second term ends 12/31/16
Michigan Member - Robert Carini First term ends 12/31/16
  Alternate - George Frtiz, Jr. First term ends 12/31/16
New Jersey Member - Tim Wetherbee
First term ends 12/31/16
  Alternate- Denny Doyle
First term ends 12/31/16
Oregon Member - Steve Erickson First term ends 12/31/16
  Alternate - Doug Krahmer First term ends 12/31/16
Washington Member - Bryan Sakuma Second term ends 12/31/16
  Alternate - Rob Dhaliwal Second term ends 12/31/16
Regions    
Western Member - Mark Hurst First term ends 12/31/15
  Alternate - Verne Gingerich First term ends 12/31/15
Midwest Member - Shelly Ann Hartmann Second term ends 12/31/15
  Alternate  Patricia Goin Second term ends 12/31/15
Northeast Member - Dave Arena First term ends 12/31/15
  Alternate - Art Galletta Second term ends 12/31/15
Southern Member - Bill Braswell First term ends 12/31/15
  Alternate - Keith Mixon First term ends 12/31/15
Handler/Importer/
Exporter
Name Term
Handler Member - Guy Cotton First term ends 12/31/16
  Alternate  Brian Caster First term ends 12/31/16
Importer # 1 Member - Stan Crafton Second term ends 12/31/15
  Alternate - Francisco Allende Second term ends 12/31/15
Importer # 2 Member - Brian Bocock First term ends 12/31/16
  Alternate - Janice Honigberg First term ends 12/31/16
Importer # 3 Member - Parm Bains Second term ends 12/31/16
  Alternate - Ray Biln Second term ends 12/31/16
Exporter Member - Nicolas Moller First term ends 12/31/15
  Alternate - Felipe Juillerat First term ends 12/31/15
Public Member Member - Amy Howell, Ph.D Second term ends 12/31/15
  Alternate - Juan Silva, Ph.D. Second term ends 12/31/15
     
COMMITTEES Name State/Province/Country
Executive    
  Chairman - Parm Bains USHBC Chairman
  Vice Chairman - Dave Arena New Jersey
  Treasurer - Mark Hurst Oregon
  Secretary - Shelly Hartmann Michigan
  Past Chairman - Art Galletta New Jersey
     
Finance    
  Chairman - Mark Hurst Western Region - Oregon
  John Bennett Georgia
  George Fritz Jr. Michigan
  Janice Honigberg Importer
  Buck Klein California
  Doug Krahmer Oregon
  Lorrie Merker Assigned Committee Member, Michigan
  Paul Macrie Handler, New Jersey
  Nicolas Moller Exporter, Chile
  Art Galletta New Jersey
  Tim Wetherbee New Jersey
  USHBC Chairman - Parm Bains Importer - British Columbia, Canada
     
Good Practices <Good Practices Page>  
  Chairman - Keith Mixon Southern Region - Florida
  Cort Brazelton Assigned Committee Member - Oregon
  Bill Braswell Southern Region - Florida
  Brian Caster Handler
  Denny Doyle New Jersey
  John Galletta Assigned Committee Member - New Jersey
Verne Gingerich Western Region - Oregon
  Patricia Goin Midwest Region - Indiana
  Bob Hawk Assigned Committee Member - Michigan 
  Felipe Juillerat Exporter - Chile
  Roy Malensky Assigned Committee Member - Oregon
  Bryan Sakuma Washington
  Juan Silva, Ph.D. Public Member - Mississippi
  Jason Smith Assigned Committee Member - British Columbia
  USHBC Chairman - Parm Bains Importer - British Columbia
     
Industry Relations    
  Chairman, Francisco Allende Importer - New Jersey
  Dave Arena Eastern Region - New Jersey
  Guy Cotton Handler - California
  Rob Dhaliwal Washington
  Robert Ditchen Assigned Committee Member - Oregon
  Steve Erickson Oregon
  Ken Patterson Assigned Committee Member - Florida
  Sofia Rebolledo Refusta Assigned Committee Member - Exporter Chile
  Bo Slack Assigned Committee Member - Washington
  USHBC Chairman - Parm Bains Importer - British Columbia, Canada
Promotions    
  Chairman, Kirk McCreary Assigned Committee Chair - Michigan
  Andres Armstrong Assigned Committee Member - Chile
  Ray Biln Importer - British Columbia, Canada
  Brian Bocock Assigned Committee Member
  Stan Crafton Importer
  Bob Carini Michigan
  Rod Cook Assigned Committee Member - Washington
  Denny Doyle New Jersey
  Shelly Hartmann Midwest Region - Michigan
  Roy Malensky Assigned Committee Member - Oregon
  Keith Mixon Southern Region - Florida
  Doug Perkins California
  Nathan Sakuma Assigned Committee Member - Washington
  John Shelford Assigned Committee Member - Florida
  USHBC Chairman - Parm Bains Importer - British Columbia, Canada
     
Health Research    
  Chairman, Dave Brazelton Assigned Committee Chairman - Oregon
  Karen Avinelis Assigned Committee Member - California
  Adair Chambers-Peterson Georgia
  Amy Howell Public Member
  Mike Mainland, Ph.D Assigned Committee Member - North Carolina
  Mark Sweeney, Ph.D. Assigned Committee Member - British Columbia, Canada
  Dave Trinka Assigned Committee Member - Michigan
  Leslie Wada, Ph.D. Assigned Committee Member - California
  Dave Wyckoff Assigned Committee Member - Washington
  USHBC Chairman - Parm Bains Importer - British Columbia, Canada
     
Note: Assigned Committee Members, are not elected USHBC Members, but are assigned to committees because of special expertise.

USHBC Staff

Executive Director - Mark L. Villata
Assistant Manager - Whitney Mustin
Compliance Coordinator - Julie Fogarty
Office Manager - Mary Nezbeth

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