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OPN Connect Newsletter 24 - August 10, 2017

In Their Words: Scot Olson, Vice President of Produce & Floral, Grocery Outlet

In Their Words: Scot Olson, Vice President of Produce & Floral, Grocery Outlet


Scot Olson, Vice President of Produce & Floral, Grocery Outlet shared how he brought organics to Grocery Outlet shoppers, consumer insights and more. 

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Sun Pacific Expands Organic Commitment

Sun Pacific Expands Organic Commitment


In 2015, Sun Pacific Marketing Cooperative began transitioning substantial portions of its grape acreage to organic production through both new plantings and gratings.  This season about 23 percent of the four million boxes of grapes the company ships will be organic.

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The Issues Riddling Organic Will Set the Stage for the 2018 Farm Bill

The Issues Riddling Organic Will Set the Stage for the 2018 Farm Bill


By Melody Meyer

In early July, the Senate AG Committee held a hearing on global & local markets, specialty crops, and organics as they relate to the next Farm Bill. What do these seemingly diverging messages from the Chairman of the House Ag Committee mean for organic in the next Farm Bill? For answers, you must understand some of the issues currently vexing the organic seal.

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Organic Avocados to Remain in Short Supply

Organic Avocados to Remain in Short Supply


Avocados have been in a demand exceeds supply situation for the past 15 months.  While that scenario should change for conventional fruit by October, there is not a lot of relief in sight for organic avocados.

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Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 

Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 


  1. USDA's Q3 Organic Investigation Referrals Soar
  2. National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Web Conference
  3. U.S. Imports of Mexican Organics up 72% in 2017
  4. NFU President Roger Johnson: “Organic Family Farmers Deserve Strong Standards and Enforcement”
  5. CCOF Boosts Prices on Products and Services
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