Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 


Non-GMO Project Co-Creator Buys into Organic Certification

Global ID Group, Inc., a certification, testing and consulting services firm, said it has acquired Bioagricert Srl, a global organic certification agency based in Bologna, Italy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Fairfield, Iowa-based Global ID is owned by private equity firm Paine Schwartz Partners, LLC, which acquired the company from private investment firm Inverness Graham in September 2016.

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Organic Fibre Netting Offers Alternative to Plastic in the Fresh Produce Industry

The botanic packaging concept by Lenzing fibres in the fruit and vegetable sector provides a solution for the growing amount of companies looking to avoid plastics. The Lenzing fibres used are made from wood, their fibre profile makes them an ideal material for net packaging. The packaging concept could be appealing due to its compostability, biodegradability and safety for food products, as a growing number of companies search for new ways to be more sustainable and go green.

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Wendell Hahn and Ray Taglialatela to Retire from Four Seasons Produce with a Legacy of Leaderhsip, Development and Integrity

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Four Seasons Produce has announced the retirements of two long-time produce industry veterans, Wendell Hahn and Ray Taglialatela, planned for the end of December 2017. 

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Florida Produce Giant Enters Organic Arena

Major produce supplier J&J Produce Inc. dba J&J Family of Farms has entered the organic market with a new brand called Farmganic.

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The Loxahatchee, Fla.-based company grows cucumbers, bell peppers, squash, tomatoes and eggplant on more than 14,000 acres of farmland and operates packing and cooling facilities in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arizona and Mexico.

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Gladstone Land Acquires Organic Almond Orchard and Expands Facility

Organics are once again growing in Gladstone Land Corporation’s portfolio of farmland with the addition of a new organic almond orchard in California for approximately $5.9 million. The orchard will now be Gladstone Land’s under a 20-year, triple-net sale-leaseback agreement that consists of a fixed cash rent, plus a variable rent component based on the annual gross crop revenues earned on the property.

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Organic Grower Summit 2018

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Sold Out Organic Grower Summit Extols the Importance of Keeping the Organic Brand Strong

Sold Out Organic Grower Summit Extols the Importance of Keeping the Organic Brand Strong


Underscoring the vibrancy of opportunities in organic produce, the first ever Organic Grower Summit (OGS) presented by CCOF and the Organic Produce Network (OPN), was an energetic, sold-out event with more than 800 attendees.   Growers large and small joined other organic industry leaders and entrepreneurs in underscoring the need for strong, well-enforced standards as essential to the continued growth of consumer demand for fresh organic products.

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Grower Roundtable: Wall Street Wants Organic!

Grower Roundtable: Wall Street Wants Organic!


With sales of organic food representing just five percent of total food----but growing 13 times faster than the entire food category-----organic food companies are a very attractive investment to Wall Street.  One of the most anticipated sessions of the sold-out inaugural Organic Grower Summit, “Grower Roundtable: From Wall Street to Main Street, Organic Means Good Business,” explored the opportunities and challenges of public and private investments in this growing organic food category.

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The Inaugural Organic Grower Summit Meant Business

The Inaugural Organic Grower Summit Meant Business


By Melody Meyer

I consider myself one of the lucky 800 attendees of the inaugural Organic Grower Summit.  From the moment I stepped onto the hotel grounds I knew this was going to be unlike any other organic gathering I had attended.

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Coliman Emerges as a Leading Supplier for Booming Organic-Fairtrade Banana Demand

Coliman Emerges as a Leading Supplier for Booming Organic-Fairtrade Banana Demand


The organic banana business is booming and, Coliman is an emerging leader with a unique position of proprietary supply.

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Florida produce giant enters organic arena


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