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OPN Connect Newsletter 10 - May 4, 2017

In Their Words: Congressman Jimmy Panetta, 20th District, CA

In Their Words: Congressman Jimmy Panetta, 20th District, CA


Jimmy Panetta shares insights about his first year in Congress, the Agriculture Committee, his agriculture priorities while in office and more. 

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Ocean Mist
Farm Bill 2018: An Omnibus For All?

Farm Bill 2018: An Omnibus For All?


By Melody Meyer

There is a little known yet enormous slice of legislation that gets passed every 5 years or so that literally affects everyone who eats. This mighty omnibus of a Farm Bill wields a trillion dollar budget and touches every aspect of food and agriculture in the US.

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Wholesum Family Farms
In Their Words: Nikhil Arora, Co-Founder of Back to the Roots

In Their Words: Nikhil Arora, Co-Founder of Back to the Roots


By Mindy Hermann, RD

Nikhil Arora, co-founder, Back to the Roots, chats with OPN Connect about how he turned curiosity and a fraternity experiment into a commitment to connect families with food.

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Awe Sum Organics
GRO Organic – Next Steps

GRO Organic – Next Steps


The period for comments to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the proposed GRO Organic marketing order just closed, with feedback from more than 14,000 individuals and organizations received.

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Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 

Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 


1. EWG: Envisioning an Organic California
2. Organic Produce Urban Gardens Program in Cuba
3. The Organic Coup Opens in AT & T Park
4. OPN’s Tonya Antle Named Ag Woman of the Year
5. Harvard Report Touts Organic for Better Health

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Organic Grapes Hitting the Market Soon

Organic Grapes Hitting the Market Soon


Organic grape production begins this month in  the Coachella Valley with abundant supplies of premium quality product expected from growers in the desert region. Industry members California Table Grape Commission, Anthony Vineyards and Homegrown Organic Farms share their outlook for the season.

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Wholesum Family Farms
Awe Sum Organics
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Organic Grower Summit