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OPN Connect Newsletter 47 - January 18, 2018

A Deep Look into the Farm Bill

A Deep Look into the Farm Bill


By Melody Meyer

Every five years or so Congress passes a far-reaching piece of legislation that influences what food is grown, how it’s grown and who gets access to healthy food. This, in turn, affects the health of our topsoil, the quality of our water and the prosperity of producers.

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Bringing Clean and Renewable Technologies to the Farm

Bringing Clean and Renewable Technologies to the Farm


Growers who are dedicated to organic practices are often interested in bringing more sustainable applications into all aspects of their operation, with new technologies making it a reality. Some of these new options were examined by the “Clean and Renewable Technology” panel at the recent Organic Grower Summit.

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Campbell Fresh President and Best-Selling Author Confirmed as Keynote Speakers at Organic Produce Summit

Campbell Fresh President and Best-Selling Author Confirmed as Keynote Speakers at Organic Produce Summit


The president of one of the worlds most recognized consumer fresh brands and a thought-provoking best-selling author have been confirmed as keynote presenters at Organic Produce Summit 2018, this coming July in Monterey, CA.

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California Organic Citrus Season Bursts Open with Variety and Flavor

California Organic Citrus Season Bursts Open with Variety and Flavor


While production and sales of easy-to peel Satsuma oranges is winding down, the organic citrus season is just getting exciting. This season should have consumers in an organic citrus frenzy, with producers like Deer Creek Heights Ranch, Homegrown Organic Farms, Sundance Organics, and Rainbow Valley Orchards offering an assortment of organic citrus products offering extraordinary flavor.

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Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 

Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 


  1. Feds Spend $3.8 Million to find National List Organic Alternatives
  2. Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Registers IGI CO2 for Organic Use
  3. Organically Grown Saves Time and Energy by Upgrading to a New Cooling System
  4. Albertsons Companies’ O Organics Hits $1 Billion Brand Milestone
  5. Sprouts Farmers Market Opens First Store on South Carolina
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Feds spend $3.8 mil' to find National List organic alternatives


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Feds spend $3.8 mil' to find National List organic alternatives


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