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OPN Connect Newsletter 3

March 17, 2017
March 17, 2017

The theme of SEPC’s 2017 Southern Exposure was appropriately titled “The Magic of Produce”.  Held in Orlando, information-driven conference sessions and a sold-out Expo focused on new, exciting and even magical aspects of being part of the produce industry. 

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Nature Safe

March 17, 2017

Mark Lipson is a well-known organic agriculture advocate and farmer.  For the past 34 years, he has been a partner at Santa Cruz-based Molino Creek Farming Collective.   Lipson was the first paid staff member at California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and served as policy director at the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF). 

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March 17, 2017

Last week, we dug into the proposal, assessment and funding for the GRO Organic Assessment. This week, we discuss the important details of assessment with Laura Batcha, whom has spearheaded GRO Organic from the beginning. 

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Organic Ag Products

March 15, 2017

By Melody Meyer, vice president of policy and industry relations, United Natural Foods (UNFI)

Like it or not, we are well into a new year and a new federal government. Despite the many changes and sometimes uncertain paths, I believe the organic community is poised for growth.  And I believe that growth will be greater if we decide to adopt an organic check-off program.

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March 17, 2017

Tonya Antle had a jammed packed agenda during the 37th annual Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural products show, attracting nearly 80,000 attendees to the Anaheim Convention Center.

 

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Ocean Mist

March 17, 2017

Organic brings luck to the Irish. Online shoppers voting with their wallets. U.S. states with the most organic farms and more. 

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