7/23/2013

Georgia may be known for its peaches, but blueberries have been the state's most lucrative fruit crop since 2005, according to Agriculture Department data. Blueberries brought Georgia growers about $94 million in revenue last year, compared to about $30 million for peaches. The berry's rise in Georgia came as blueberry producers in colder states, including Michigan, were looking for ways to get the fruit on shelves earlier in the season to meet growing demand.

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