Yarborough talks with Associated Press about wild blueberry harvest

David Yarborough, wild blueberry specialist emeritus with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, told the Associated Press that a cold winter and a wet, cold spring are likely culprits for another difficult summer for Maine’s wild blueberry industry. He said the total harvest might be about 50 million pounds, which would be similar to last year’s 50.4 million pounds. From 2014 to 2016, the wild crop annually topped more than 100 million pounds. The San Francisco Chronicle, Bangor Daily News, Maine Public, USA Today and The Lewiston Tribune in Idaho and posted the AP story.