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OPN Connect Newsletter 11

May 11, 2017
May 11, 2017

Imagine the joy of succession planning that happens all on its own. At Frieda’s Specialty Produce, with headquarters in Los Alamitos, CA, founder Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan works every day with daughters Karen Caplan, President and CEO, and Jackie Caplan Wiggins, Vice President and COO, and granddaughter Alex Jackson Berkley, Senior Account Manager, Sales. She couldn’t have planned it any better.

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Nature Safe

May 11, 2017

By Melody Meyer

Today California can boast its place as the golden state of organic food and agriculture. According to Kelly Damewood from CCOF, California has 21 percent of all certified organic farms in the U.S., representing 40 percent of all farm-gate sales with $12.34 billion in gross organic sales. 

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May 11, 2017

Whole Foods Markets announced a major restructuring of its board of directors yesterday, replacing five of its members in an effort to bounce back from a prolonged slump of seven consecutive quarters of declining store sales.

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Organic Ag Products

May 11, 2017

Tom Chapman, Sourcing Manager, Raw Material, Clif Bar Inc., shares his passion for organic, insight on the NOSB board and his views on the organic check-off.

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May 11, 2017

Following a long and cold winter, organic cherries will be in abundant supplies over the next two months, according to several Washington grower/shippers. 

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Ocean Mist

May 11, 2017

1. Mexico Leads in Organic Exports to U.S.
2. Growers’ Organic Boxes Competing with CSAs in Denver
3. Seeds of Change Announces 24 Grant Recipients for 2017
4. Pew Research:  Organic Defies Demographic Distinctions
5. Global Organic Food and Beverage Market Estimated to Grow More Than 14.8 Percent

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