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OPN Connect Newsletter 34 - October 19, 2017

Organic Citrus Promotional Opportunities will Surface

Organic Citrus Promotional Opportunities will Surface


There are expected to be some promotional opportunities for retailers with regard to organic citrus in the coming months, but it might require some creativity.

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Braga Fresh Adds to Organic Line

Braga Fresh Adds to Organic Line


Braga Fresh, a visionary leader in the organic fresh produce industry, will be showcasing its full lineup of Josie’s Organics fresh cut vegetables at PMA. The newest addition to the line, Power Mix, will be in the spotlight for all attendees to see.

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Top 10 U.S. Organic Imports, Exports of 2016

Top 10 U.S. Organic Imports, Exports of 2016


Source: Sustainable Food News

Scientists at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) have launched a research project that aims to develop the first varieties of strawberries specifically designed for U.S. organic agriculture. The organic strawberry varieties will be developed using an advanced breeding method called marker-assisted breeding.

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OGS Keynote to Feature Grower Roundtable; Don't Miss Costco's

OGS Keynote to Feature Grower Roundtable; Don't Miss Costco's "Meet the Grower"


Don’t miss “From Wall Street to Main Street, Organic Means Good Business” a unique grower round table discussion during the Organic Grower Summit Keynote Sessions on Thursday, December 14th. Plus, OGS attendees have an opportunity to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Costco buyers as part of “Meet the Farmer.” 

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Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 

Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 


  1. Highline Mushrooms' parent co. acquired by Japanese conglomerate in February
  2. Coalition for Sustainable Organics today at PMA in New Orleans at the Embassy Suites Convention Center
  3. U.S. Researchers to Develop First Organic Strawberry Varieties
  4. Hurricane victims sent 70,000 lbs. of organic produce to Texas food banks 
  5. Organic trade group calls out magazine’s ‘name-calling’
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