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OPN Connect Newsletter 215 · April 29, 2021

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow


1. Can CA Organic Growers Unlock the Secrets of No-Till Farming?

Last summer, veteran organic farmer Scott Park was bewildered when he surveyed his vast tomato, corn, and sunflower fields. Before planting the crops on 350 acres, he had radically cut down on tilling the soil, planted cover crops twice, and let goats graze the land. And he was sure he’d see excellent yields ...     Read More

2. Lakeside Organic Gardens Offers Sweet Baby Broccoli

Starr Ranch May 2021

After working with a proprietary plant breeder and trialing many different seed varieties, Lakeside Organic Gardens has found a “Sweet Baby Broccoli” (also known as broccolette and broccolini) that it believes is superior to others, and the company has good supplies of it for the organic buyer.      Read More

3. USDA Seeks Proposals for Approaches to Conservation on Ag Lands

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking proposals through June 21 for On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials (On-Farm Trials). On-Farm Trials, part of the agency’s Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program, feature collaboration between NRCS and partners to implement on-the-ground conservation activities and then evaluate their impact.     Learn More

 

Country Sweet Produce May 2021

4. Prima Wawona Announces Major Expansion

Prima Wawona, a grower and marketer of conventional and organic peaches, nectarines, plums, and apricots announced this past Friday it is expanding its stone fruit acreage by another 2,600 acres. The new acreage increases the company’s total to almost 15,000 acres, equating to one million additional stone fruit trees.     Read More

5. Oppy’s First CA Avocados Hit the Market

Marking a year of striving forward and strengthening synergies since Oppy acquired a 65-percent stake in Eco Farms last spring, the duo is now bringing California avocados—branded in the new Eco Farms label—to the market, celebrating the unification of the two companies.     Read More

Chelan Fresh May 2021

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