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Educational Sessions Finalized for Organic Grower Summit; Keynotes to Feature Grower Roundtable


The Organic Grower Summit (OGS) has finalized the educational component of its inaugural event, with a series of inspiring and engaging sessions focused on the production side of organic fresh produce.  Additionally, a Grower Roundtable will be one of three keynote presentations, rounding out an impactful and insightful exchange of ideas and information between OGS attendees. 

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What's the Difference?

What's the Difference?


Organic fresh produce is one of the most wholesome, healthy foods you can consume.

The word "organic" refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed.

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Costco Sponsoring "Meet the Farmer" At Organic Grower Summit 2017; Exhibit Area Sold-Out for First Ever Event


The largest retailer of organic food sales in the United States announced their commitment to participating in the inaugural Organic Grower Summit (OGS) this coming December 13-14, in Monterey, CA. Costco, with annual fresh produce sales of $4 billion, will sponsor a half-day event providing certified organic farmers and growers the opportunity to meet with Costco buyers.

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Whole Produce Organic Trends


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Western Growers Named Technology Sponsor for Inaugural Organic Grower Summit


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Organic Is…

Organic Is…


The USDA has established an organic certification program that requires all organic foods to meet strict government standards.

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Attendee Registration Now Open for Inaugural Organic Grower Summit


General attendee registration is now open for the inaugural Organic Grower Summit (OGS), slated for December 13-14 in Monterey, CA. A joint production between California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and Organic Produce Network (OPN), OGS will bring together organic growers, producers and processors for two days of education, information and networking opportunities with organic production supply chain and service providers.

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Attendee Registration Now Open for Inaugural Organic Grower Summit


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Do Organic and Natural Mean the Same?

Do Organic and Natural Mean the Same?


According to the National Society for Nutrition, there is no clear definition for the term "natural".

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Twenty-Six Percent of U.S. Consumers Trust Organic Food Labels


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Planning Underway for Educational Sessions at the Organic Grower Summit 2017


(Salinas, CA   May30, 2017)---Panels at the inaugural Organic Grower Summit (OGS) will include a range of topics designed to inform and engage organic growers, farmers and producers, and their service and supply chain partners.  Farm soil management, environmentally sustainable packaging, advances in agricultural technology and discussion with elected state and federal officials on key issues facing agriculture are among topics that will be addressed by an illustrious line of speakers at OGS, December 13-14 in Monterey, CA

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Other Considerations

Other Considerations


Many factors influence the decision to choose organic food.

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The Food Institute: U.S. Organic Sector Stronger Than Ever


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Sustainable Food News: Berries Drive 19% Jump in Organic Fresh Fruit Retail Sales


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Valent/Soil Ammendment


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Opportunity to Connect with Organic Producers at Organic Grower Summit 2017


Booth Registration now Open for Inaugural Organic Grower Summit in Monterey, CA.

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USDA's Q3 organic investigation referrals soar


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U.S. imports of Mexican organics up 72% in 2017


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Organic Produce Network Continues Growth with Launch of Website, Weekly E-newsletter and New Staff


SALINAS, CA (March 15, 2017)—The Organic Produce Network (OPN) continues to grow their presence with the launch of its website, weekly e-newsletter and a new addition to their staff. 

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CCOF Boosts Prices on Products and Services


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Organic Grower Summit Coming to Monterey


Monterey, CA (March 1st, 2017) — The Organic Produce Network (OPN) and California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) are teaming up to host the first-ever Organic Grower Summit (OGS) in Monterey, California on December 13 -14, 2017.

The OGS will bring together the entire organic production chain as well as service and supply partners at one informative event. Organic growers, producers and handlers from fresh produce, dairy, meat and grain sectors will have the opportunity to network and learn with suppliers, service providers, packaging and technology companies, equipment manufacturers and other companies critical to their success.

“CCOF growers look forward to this rare opportunity to network with each other and with other organic sector leaders and innovators,” says CCOF CEO Cathy Calfo, “Growers are key to meeting the demand for organic products and grower-driven events like this summit are important to their success.”

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Decline of America's Share of Global Organics Market Forecast


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Organic Industry "Reality Check" Revealed by Organic Produce Network Co-Founder Tonya Antle, at Natural Products Expo West 2017


SALINAS, CA—(March 6, 2017)-Organic fresh produce is a bright spot in today’s fractured food system and economy, according to organic industry pioneer, Tonya Antle.  Antle, co-founder of the newly-formed Organic Produce Network, will unveil trends in the multi-billion dollar organic fresh produce industry as a panelist at the Organic Trade Association’s "Organic Innovations Conversation," part of Natural Products Expo West’s gargantuan trade show on Friday, March 10 at 12:45 pm.

Moderated by industry expert and OTA Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha, the predictably provocative conversation with Antle and nine other organic industry innovators, includes a collection of fast-paced presentations on what’s next in organics from thought-leaders, entrepreneurs and trend spotters.  Natural Products Expo West is the preeminent show for spotting trends in the food and CPG industry. In 2016, the event brought together an inspired community of industry members and more than 3,000 exhibitors and 77,000 attendees.

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Feds take organic policy board meeting to Tucson


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New Organic Produce Network (OPN) to Start Connecting the Organic Fresh Produce Industry in 2017


Salinas, CA – (January 8, 2017) –Responding to double-digit growth in the fastest growing retail food category, a pair of produce industry veterans have announced the formation of a new company  to connect facets of the  organic produce community through education, information and live events.

Matt Seeley, former vice president of marketing for The Nunes Company, and Tonya Antle, former vice president of organic sales for Earthbound Farm have teamed to develop The Organic Produce Network (OPN).

OPN is being designed as the voice and go-to resource for all things related to organic produce.  The company’s mission is to inform and educate through a strong digital presence with an emphasis on original content, and complemented by engaging live events which bring together various components of the organic food community.

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Feds take organic policy board meeting to Tucson


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U.S. organic exporters face e-certification deadline


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Whole Foods shareholders approve Amazon deal


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National Organic Program Suspends a Dozen Operations


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Organic Produce Retail Sales Hit Double Digits for First Time in Q2


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Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc Launches Fundraiser for Organic Farmers Association


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USDA makes change to organic crop insurance policy


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Organic farming stores more carbon in soil by 26%


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Will next-gen GMO techniques be kept out of organics?


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Top-selling organic apple brand eyes pouch bag sales gain


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NOP Actions Underway on the OIG Audit Report re: International Trade  


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Organic farms from top 2 organic states lose certification


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USDA adds to roster of organic farming resources


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U.S. organic imports up 25% in 2017


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Giant Greenhouse Grower Inks Organic Production Deal


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World's largest organic mushroom brand grows portfolio


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U.S. imports of organics reach $1.7 bil'


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Hurricane victims sent 70,000 lbs. of organic produce to Texas food banks


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U.S. researchers to develop first organic strawberry varieties


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Wholesum Family Farms
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Organic Grower Summit
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