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OPN Connect Newsletter 189 · October 22, 2020

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow


1. Rodale Institute Invests $2 Million of Endowment to Increase Land Access for Organic Farmers

Rodale Institute, the global leader of regenerative organic agriculture, is “putting its money where its mouth is” by investing 2 million dollars with Iroquois Valley Farmland Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), a farmland finance company that works with mission-driven investors to provide organic and regenerative farmers land security through long-term leaders and mortgages.     Read More

2. Oppy Amplifies Strength in Avocados with Eco Farms Partnership

Stemilt January 2021

Oppy has recently acquired a 65% stake in Eco Farms, a leading avocado grower and shipper.  The move is the latest in a series of acquisitions and strategies aimed at strengthening Oppy’s key role as a premier grower, marketer, and director of fresh produce from around the world.    Read More

3. Whole Foods Predicts 2021 Food Trends

Each year, a trends council of more than 50 Whole Foods Market team members narrows down everything going on in the industry to the top 10 anticipated food trends for the coming year. Want to know the predictions? Find Out Here

4. High Increase in Both Demand and Supply for Peruvian Organic Ginger This Year

Chelan Fresh January 2021

This season, Peruvian organic ginger supplies are seeing a big volume increase to correspond with increasing demand. Inkawald works in the Satipo region of Peru growing its own organic ginger as well as working with local growers.    Read More

5. Scheid Family Wines Announces First Organic Harvest

Scheid Family Wines is proud to announce its first-ever harvest of organically certified wine grapes. The Petite Sirah grapes were harvested from Scheid’s White Flower Vineyard located in the Hames Valley AVA in southern Monterey County. It marks the first step in Scheid’s organic certification plan of transitioning all of its vineyard holdings to organic farming.    Read More

Shenandoah Growers Jan2021

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