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OPN Connect Newsletter 40
In a wide ranging interview on his career, Schroeder touched on a variety of subjects, including the growth of organic fruit and vegetables. “It’s not a fad,” Schroeder said. “It’s a trend. Organics are here to stay and will continue to grow.
Great growing conditions in all regions has led to a good supply of most row crops as the vegetable harvest transitioned from Coastal California to the desert regions this year. While many conventional crops are in an oversupply situation and falling f.o.b. prices, shippers report that on the organic front most vegetables had enough supplies to meet demand with steady pricing.
This year, partners CCOF and Organic Produce Network (OPN) came together to honor CCOF Treasurer Vernon Peterson of Peterson Family Farm and Abundant Harvest Organics as Grower of the Year.
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- The Soil Champion Who Might Hold the Key to a Hopeful Climate Future
- Publix Plans to Build First Greenwise Store Outside of Florida
- A Growing Number of Young Americans are Leaving Desk Jobs to Farm
- CIFI Achieves Non-GMO Certification for Sweet Potato Ingredients