OPN Connect Newsletter 193 · November 19, 2020

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Grimmway Farms Donates $5 Million to Cal Poly College of Agriculture

Cal Poly is set to change the landscape of organic agriculture with a $5 million donation made to the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences by Grimmway Farms, the global leader in organic produce and the world’s largest producer of carrots.    Read More

2. California Farm Groups Urge Costa Appointment as Ag Committee Chair

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A coalition of California farm organizations and water districts has formally asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to appoint Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno, as the new chair of the House Agriculture Committee. In a letter sent to Pelosi last week, the 70 organizations said Costa “possesses the experience and leadership adeptness” to serve effectively as committee chair. The position opened last week when the current chair, Rep. Collin Peterson, D-MN, was defeated for re-election.    Read More

3. Awe Sum Organics is Making a Difference in Both the Local and Global Community

Awe Sum Organics has made a leadership pledge to the Homeless Garden Project's new permanent home and expanded farm located in the hills just above the city of Santa Cruz in the Pogonip area near the University of California, Santa Cruz. Awe Sum Organics was inspired to get involved with a local community project focused on improving the lives of those struggling with homelessness.    Read More


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4. Wholesum Hires Harumi Kuniyoshi, Ph.D. as Director of Research and Development

Wholesum, Fair-Trade-certified growers and shippers of organic produce, recently hired Harumi Kuniyoshi, Ph.D. as their Director of Research and Development. The decision further advances Wholesum’s goals of presenting innovative and disruptive products to market and bolsters their role as leaders in organics.         Read More

5. BioFlora Launches Sale of Fulvex in California

BioFlora® announced that one of its signature products, Fulvex®, was approved by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). The product is compliant with the California Fertilizing Materials Law and Regulations and USDA National Organic Program standards. Fulvex® is also certified by OMRI, which is recognized by the USDA National Organic Program.   Learn More

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