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OPN Connect Newsletter 40 - November 30, 2017

Organics is Not a Fad Says Retiring Schroeder

Organics is Not a Fad Says Retiring Schroeder


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.

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In Their Words: Greg Milstead

In Their Words: Greg Milstead


OPN recently caught up with Greg Milstead, Director of Sales-Southwest Region at AGCO, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions to make farms more productive and more profitable.

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Desert Vegetable Supplies Offer Opportunities

Desert Vegetable Supplies Offer Opportunities


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.

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OPN and CCOF honor Vernon Peterson as Grower of the Year

OPN and CCOF honor Vernon Peterson as Grower of the Year


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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Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 

Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 


  1. What Does the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Mean to an Organic Farmer in the Hudson Valley?
  2. The Soil Champion Who Might Hold the Key to a Hopeful Climate Future
  3. Publix Plans to Build First Greenwise Store Outside of Florida
  4. A Growing Number of Young Americans are Leaving Desk Jobs to Farm
  5. CIFI Achieves Non-GMO Certification for Sweet Potato Ingredients
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