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OPN Connect Newsletter 48 - January 25, 2018

Organic apple season to linger longer

Organic apple season to linger longer


Washington apple growers produced a record organic crop this past year, besting a projected preseason estimate to finish at about 15.5 million cartons, which represents more than 10 percent of the total apple volume from the state. 

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In Their Words: Javier Zamora

In Their Words: Javier Zamora


OPN Connect chatted with Javier Zamora, Owner of JSM Organic Farms,  and he shared his journey to becoming an organic leader and his vision for the future of organic farming.

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Organic Ag Products
Agronomy at a Higher Resolution

Agronomy at a Higher Resolution


Data is abundant, but labor is not. Edge computing could bring helpful big data to the field. These are among the key drivers of promising technologies discussed by experts in the field on the “Leveraging Precision Agriculture” at the sold-out inaugural Organic Grower Summit.

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Oppy Heats up a Cold Winter with Divemex Organic-Fairtrade Hot House Peppers

Oppy Heats up a Cold Winter with Divemex Organic-Fairtrade Hot House Peppers


With cold temperatures throughout major growing regions, organic bell peppers, one of the fastest growing organic commodities, have inevitably faced a slowdown in production. A partnership between Oppenheimer Group and Divemex is prepared to weather the storm with advanced agro-technology greenhouses leading to an increase in organic production.

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Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 

Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 


  1. Wholesum Harvest Introduces New Organic Berry Company
  2. Bananas and Coconuts Drive Organics Unlimited
  3. Development of Organic Agriculture in Russia
  4. Proposed Changes to the NOSB National List
  5. Vertical Startup, Plenty, Building Organic Indoor Farms in China
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Wholesum Harvest Introduces New Organic Berry Company


Wholesum Harvest announces the launch of a new company, Wholesum Berries LLC. The new company will distribute organic berries on a year round program.

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Organic Grower Summit 2018