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OPN Connect Newsletter 27
From its beginning in 1989, Corona, CA, based Veg-Fresh Farms has had a committed organic component to its business, but the sector of the business expanded tremendously four years ago and exponentially the past two years.
OPN recently caught up with Ron Clark, chief supply officer and one of the co-founders of Imperfect Produce. Ron has an extensive produce background, having worked for California food banks for 15 years sourcing “ugly” produce before he joined Imperfect.
Tonya Antle, Cofounder and EVP of The Organic Produce Network, was a featured speaker this past week at AMHPAC (Mexican Association for Protected Agriculture). This association is a group of 280 companies related to the production, packaging, distribution and inputs in the production chain of protected agriculture.
By Melody Meyer
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced they are accepting nominations from fruit and vegetable industry members to fill 10 seats on the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC). Originally chartered in 2001, the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC) meets up to two times per year to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on issues affecting the fruit and vegetable industry.
- Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc Launches Fundraiser for Organic Farmers Association
- Organic Produce Retail Sales Hit Double Digits for First Time in Q2
- Valuing Farmers in the Whole Foods Acquisition
- Dutch Want Hydroponic to be Accredited as Organic
- National Organic Program Suspends a Dozen Operations