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OPN Connect Newsletter 22 - July 27, 2017

In Their Words: Dave Corsi

In Their Words: Dave Corsi


Dave Corsi, Vice President Produce and Floral, Wegman’s Food Markets, shared the Wegman’s story, his own pathway and thoughts about organics during the OPS general session, retail roundtable.

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Ippolito International Moves from Behind the Scenes to Center Stage

Ippolito International Moves from Behind the Scenes to Center Stage


The entry into the organic value-added retail marketplace of Salinas-based Ippolito International is a logical next step for this second-generation farming company.  After supplying a sister company in Canada with raw organic product for the past 10 years---- and opening a state-of-the-art value-added facility in Salinas---- Ippolito took the natural next step and introduced its new line of organic salads at this month’s Organic Produce Summit.

 

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Wholesum Family Farms
Attendee Registration Now Open for Inaugural Organic Grower Summit

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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Organic Produce Summit Wrap Up

Organic Produce Summit Wrap Up


A look into the Organic Produce Summit educational sessions which included a variety of hot topics and speakers including: Organic Produce Merchandising with Raley's and New Seasons, Ag Tech Robotics and Automation with Food Origins and Soft Robotics , Bioponics with Wholesum Farms, A Look At Trends in Organic with Nielsen and Robinson Fresh.

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As California’s Labor Shortage Grows, Farmers Race to Replace Workers with Robots

As California’s Labor Shortage Grows, Farmers Race to Replace Workers with Robots


By Geoffrey Mohan, LA Times

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Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 

Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 


  1. UCSC’s Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems – 50 years Outstanding in Their Field
  2. U.S. Senate Bill Boosts Funding for USDA's National Organic Program
  3. SunSelect Produce, Inc goes 100% Fair Trade Certified
  4. Tanimura & Antle Brings on Organic Expert John McKeon
  5. Survey Shows Little Consumer Enthusiasm for Amazon-Whole Foods Online Grocery and Meal Services
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