OPN Connect Newsletter 208 · March 11, 2021

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Executive Changes Bolster Growth at Duncan Family Farms

Goodyear, Arizona-based Duncan Family Farms, a family-owned, multi-regional grower of over 9,000 acres of certified organic produce, announced Will Feliz has been appointed CEO, and co-founder Arnott Duncan has assumed the position of chairman.      Read More

2. USDA NOP Organic Regulations and Retail Labeling Course Now Available

Stemilt October 2021

The National Organic Program (NOP) has announced a new course in the Organic Integrity Learning Center. This course introduces the federal organic standards and the stakeholders responsible for rulemaking, implementation, and enforcement. It is intended for farms and businesses considering organic certification and for organic professionals who participate in the regulatory process.     Read More

3. Hungary in the Top 10 Fastest-Growing Organic Producer Countries

The Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (ÖMKi) recently reported that Hungary is among the top 10 most dynamically developing countries in organic farming, based on the report The World of Organic Agriculture Statistics and Emerging Trends 2021 by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and IFOAM.     Read More


Wish Farms October 2021

4. New Study Pinpoints Practices That Boost Carbon Sequestration by Double Digits

Organic agriculture’s proven ability to lock carbon away in the soil is a critical tool for combating climate change. Now a new study, directed by the University of Maryland in collaboration with The Organic Center, digs down into the specific ways that organic farmers can take their climate-change-fighting power to the next level. The study looks at three best management practices: the use of organic soil amendments, conservation tillage, and cover crops.     Learn More

5. Agrothermal Systems Granted Patent for Thermaculture® Methodology for Managing Plant Physiology & Productivity

Drew Sanders, CEO of Agrothermal Systems, announced that the company had been granted a US patent on Thermal Plant Treatment (TPT) as well as on a machine to apply the treatments. “This marks the culmination of many years of trials and protocol development to create the Thermaculture® methodology that provides growers with a host of crop benefits,” said Sanders.     Read More

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