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OPN Connect Newsletter 3 - March 17, 2017

Happiest Place on Earth Hosts Healthiest Industry on Earth: SEPC Southern Exposure

Happiest Place on Earth Hosts Healthiest Industry on Earth: SEPC Southern Exposure


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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In Their Words: Mark Lipson, an Original Organic Advocate

In Their Words: Mark Lipson, an Original Organic Advocate


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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Wholesum Family Farms
Laura Batcha, CEO, Exec. Dir., Organic Trade Association, Spearheads the GRO Organic Assessment

Laura Batcha, CEO, Exec. Dir., Organic Trade Association, Spearheads the GRO Organic Assessment


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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Tonya Networks with Fellow Organic Pioneers at Expo West

Tonya Networks with Fellow Organic Pioneers at Expo West


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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Why You Should Provide Your Comments to USDA on GRO Organic

Why You Should Provide Your Comments to USDA on GRO Organic


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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Organic Week in Brief: Five Need-to-Knows

Organic Week in Brief: Five Need-to-Knows


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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