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OPN Connect Newsletter 38 - November 16, 2017

Organic Dates Offer Holiday Opportunities

Organic Dates Offer Holiday Opportunities


While fresh organic dates are available year round, promotion of them in the United States tends to center around the Thanksgiving to Christmas time period, and then again during the month-long Ramadan celebration, in May and June of 2018.

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In Their Words: Brian Leahy

In Their Words: Brian Leahy


OPN recently connected with Brian Leahy, Director of California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), on how his department assists and protects organic producers in California.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Huckaby Discusses Sonny Purdue’s Visit to Grimmway Farms

EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Huckaby Discusses Sonny Purdue’s Visit to Grimmway Farms


Jeff Huckaby discusses U.S Agriculture Secretary Sony Perdue's visit with Grimmway Farms,  including the topics that were discussed, and why it was important for the Secretary to visit their site. 

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Holiday Organic Herbs

Holiday Organic Herbs


By Nissa Pierson

In the 12 days leading up to Thanksgiving, organic herb distributors see an average increase of 65-85 percent on most organic herbs sales, with spikes reaching 200 percent above normal on traditional herbs: rosemary, thyme, parsley and marjoram. Culinary herb favorite organic sage tops the charts, with an average increase of between 300-500 percent in supplies during the holiday period.

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Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 

Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 


  1. IFOAM - Organics International Rolls Out Organic 3.0 Video
  2. CA Department of Pesticide Regulation Releases New Regulations for Pesticide Use Near School Sites
  3. One Month Until the Organic Grower Summit
  4. FoodBytes! 2017 by Rabobank Highlights Key Food, Agriculture Trends
  5. Fetzer Vineyards Debuts First Sustainability Report
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Video explains 'next phase' of global organic development


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