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OPN Connect Newsletter 41 - December 7, 2017

In Their Words: Miles McEvoy

In Their Words: Miles McEvoy


OPN recently spoke with Miles McEvoy who served as Deputy Secretary at the USDA National Organic Program for eight years.  Miles retired this past fall and his service will be remembered as one that protected organic integrity, while building the organic sector. While he will be missed in DC; the organic community has not heard the last from this organic champion.

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In Their Words: Karen Ross

In Their Words: Karen Ross


OPN had the chance to ask the Secretary of the California Department of Food Agriculture, Karen Ross what CDFA is doing to assist California organic growers and farmers and the growth of organic agriculture throughout the state.

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In Their Words: Anthony Griffin

In Their Words: Anthony Griffin


OPN recently connect with Anthony Griffin, Organic Crop Specialist at Valent on the importance of soil health and soil amendments.

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Tomatoes Tight but Cukes & Squash Offer Promo Opportunities

Tomatoes Tight but Cukes & Squash Offer Promo Opportunities


The winter West Mexico vegetable deal has begun with more organic supplies than ever before.

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Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 

Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 


  1. USDA – Organic Noncompliance Investigations Increase 179%
  2. South American Country’s Organic Fruit Exports Struggle
  3. Kroger’s Q3 Natural, Organic Sales up Nearly 20%
  4. Tanimura & Antle Plows Ahead with Organic Offerings
  5. USDA – Product Imports up 22% in 2017
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