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OPN Connect Newsletter 183 · September 10, 2020

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow


1. Stemilt Leads Nation with #1 Pear Ripening Program 

As one of the nation’s leading pear growers, Stemilt dedicates time and effort to ensure their pears offer the consumer a delightful eating experience. The grower says that its leading pear ripening program can help retailers by delivering consistency, increasing lift and reducing shrink.   Read More 

2. Sakata Seed America Announces Formation of CEA Department

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Sakata Seed America announced the formation of a Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) department. This new department will focus on indoor agriculture, a growing segment of the produce industry that focuses both on traditional greenhouse production as well as specialized vertical farming.   Learn More

3. New App to Offer Caribbean Organic Produce to US Consumers

The Caribbean produces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and the prominence of their products on the US market has been increasing over the years. Free World Trade is an American importer who works with growers across the Caribbean and aims to grow the presence of Caribbean fruits and vegetables on the US market.   Learn More

4. COVID-19 Fuels Growth in Organic Food Options

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COVID-19 has indelibly changed every aspect of our lives. Its influence has created challenges, restructured social settings, and redefined meanings of common words and phrases.  Learn More

5. Gladstone Land Acquires Pistachio Orchard & Organic Farmland in California

Gladstone Land Corporation (Nasdaq: LAND) (“Gladstone Land” or the “Company”) announced that it has acquired 2,515 gross acres of farmland in Fresno County, California, for approximately $31.8 million. The farm consists of 619 planted acres of mature pistachio trees and 1,896 acres of open farmland, 1,273 acres of which is organic.  Learn More

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