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Blueberry Council Hires Monument Advocacy to Advance DC Presence

The North American Blueberry Council (NABC) today announced the hiring of Monument Advocacy, a government relations and public affairs firm based in Washington, DC. Monument will work with NABC to promote the blueberry industry in the nation’s capital and advocate for programs and products in the 2023 Farm Bill that support the business of blueberries.

“The North American Blueberry Council represents every section of the blueberry industry, including farmers, packers, shippers and researchers, and keeps all stakeholders updated with market reports, consumer data and analytics, and marketing insights,” said Kasey Cronquist, President of the North American Blueberry Council. “As we move into 2023, NABC is focused on ramping up our presence in Washington, DC to ensure Members of Congress understand the scope, scale, and benefits of the highbush industry. It is vital our members’ views are heard during the upcoming Farm Bill negotiation, and that legislators are informed about the needs of the industry, as well as the nutritional benefits of blueberries. When searching for a firm to help us achieve these goals, Monument Advocacy was top-of-mind, and we are confident our partnership will immensely serve the blueberry industry.”

“We are thrilled to work with the North American Blueberry Council on advancing their members’ goals in Washington, DC,” said T.A. Hawks, Partner and head of the Agriculture Practice at Monument Advocacy. “The blueberry industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and Monument is excited to help NABC educate lawmakers about how to best support the industry through legislation. 2023 is a big year for agriculture policy, and we are ready to ensure NABC has its voice heard in Washington, DC.”

About NABC: Since 1965, the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) has been the voice of the blueberry industry in the U.S. and Canada. NABC’s members represent approximately 70% of the North American highbush blueberry crop. NABC was instrumental in the establishment of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHABC), a federal agriculture research and promotion program with independent oversight from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Learn more athttps://nabc.blueberry.org/

About Monument Advocacy: Monument Advocacy is a bipartisan firm that offers government relations, public affairs, strategic and crisis communications, and digital services. We focus on providing our clients with the best advice on how to engage effectively in today’s challenging and crowded public policy marketplace.

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