Comments for: Maine’s 2011 wild blueberry harvest worth $70.1 million

Posted March 26, 2012, at 2:06 p.m.
Last modified March 26, 2012, at 6:12 p.m.

MACHIAS | Maine’s 2011 wild blueberry harvest tipped the scales at 83.1 million pounds, according to yield results calculated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s 100,000 pounds more than the 2010 crop, which the USDA estimated at 83 million pounds. While the last two crops were virtually identical …

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  • Anonymous

    Maine Blueberries=Blue Gold!

  • Doing a bit of math . Seems like if they payed worker a bit more in the field it would not make much a difference in the price. I raked before I would again if the pay was a bit better but no we need to give the work to migrants. I think if the would up the pay to like $6 a box for rakers it would not hurt the price on bit. Keep the money in  this state and we would all be better off. Instead of giving  an unemployment check tell them they much rake.

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