OPN Connect Newsletter 33 - October 12, 2017
After months of very high prices, caused by ever-increasing demand and lower-than-usual supplies, organic avocado volume is on the rise, according to several of the industry’s most prominent growers.Read More
California led the nation in legalizing medicinal marijuana in 1996 when proposition 215 passed. Fast forward to November 2016 when the use of both recreational and medicinal marijuana was legalized in the states of Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington and The District of Columbia.Read More
In the world of fresh organic produce, the National Organic Standards Board proposals to basically declare that bioponics (aeroponics, aquaponics and hydroponics) are ineligible for organic certification are getting the most play (see OPN newsletter of Sept. 28). However, the Fall Meetings, which will be held in Jacksonville, FL, October 31-November 1, will deal with many other proposals as well.
The Organic Grower Summit (OGS) has finalized the educational component of its inaugural event, with a series of inspiring and engaging sessions focused on the production side of organic fresh produce. Additionally, a Grower Roundtable will be one of three keynote presentations, rounding out an impactful and insightful exchange of ideas and information between OGS attendees.Read More