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OPN Connect Newsletter 26 - August 24, 2017

In Their Words: Steve Koretoff, Purity Organics

In Their Words: Steve Koretoff, Purity Organics


Photo credit: Matthew Malcolm (L-R: David Koretoff, Nick Koretoff and Steve Koretoff)

OPN Connect caught up with Steve Koretoff of Purity Organics to discuss their start in the organic industry, challenges they face, innovations and more.

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OPN Co-Founder Tonya Antle at the 10th Annual Asociación Mexicana de Horticultura Protegida

OPN Co-Founder Tonya Antle at the 10th Annual Asociación Mexicana de Horticultura Protegida


Tonya Antle will be one of three major keynote presenters at the event, which focuses heavily on tomato producers who export their products to North America.  Her presentation to attendees on the state of the organic fresh produce industry is sponsored by AMPHAC sponsor Vitalis Organic Seeds.

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California Growers Eligible for up to $50,000 under the New Healthy Soils Program

California Growers Eligible for up to $50,000 under the New Healthy Soils Program


California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently launched their Healthy Soils Program that will provide up to $3.75 million in grants to California growers and ranchers.

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California Moving Toward Strong Heirloom Production

California Moving Toward Strong Heirloom Production


For the next six weeks – through September – California should be at peak production of its organic heirloom tomatoes and other varieties in the category. 

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Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 

Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 


  1. Whole Foods Shareholders Approve Amazon Deal
  2. Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) Releases Priority Areas for Next Grant Cycle
  3. NOSB Spring Meeting to be Held in Tucson, AZ, April 25-27
  4. Sarah Burns Joins Tanimura & Antle as Senior Manager of Organic Sales
  5. E-Certification Deadline for U.S. Organic Exporters
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