OPN Connect Newsletter 216 · May 6, 2021

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Braga Introduces Three New Josie’s Organic Salad Kits

Braga Fresh Family Farms has announced the launch of three new Josie’s Organic premium salad kits: Lemon Herb, Spring Blush, and Rustic Tomato. “The Braga team focused on creating three very different organic salad kit offerings by using unique components such as shaved fennel and newer baby green varieties that have more crunch and loft,” said Kori Tuggle, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development.     Read More

2. New Study: Ag Pesticides Can Cause Widespread Harm to Soil Health

Stemilt September 2021

A new study published this week by the academic journal Frontiers in Environmental Science finds that pesticides widely used in American agriculture pose a grave threat to organisms that are critical to healthy soil, biodiversity, and soil carbon sequestration to fight climate change. The study, by researchers at the Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth US, and the University of Maryland, is the largest, most comprehensive review of the impacts of agricultural pesticides on soil organisms ever conducted.      Read More

3. Progressive Produce to Begin Shipping CA Potatoes and US-Grown Asparagus

Progressive's organic yellow and red potatoes are available now through the end of July, and organic russets will start mid-June through early August. The company's organic asparagus is available now through late June out of Washington, and its Michigan season will run early May through the end of June.      Read More


Organics Unlimited September 2021

4. Bipartisan Legislation Shapes the Road Forward for Organic

The Organic Trade Association applauded the introduction of legislation that puts in place an improved federal process for the oversight of organic that will bring the government up to speed with the modern organic sector and will enable organic’s improvement and advancement to continue to forge ahead into the future.       Read More

5. Stemilt Earns Certification in Bee Friendly Farming 

Stemilt earned their Bee Friendly Farming® certification earlier this month through Pollinator Partnership located in California. Pollinator Partnership and their Bee Friendly Farming® program was created to help ensure the future of both pollinators and sustainable agriculture as it expands across North America and around the globe.       Read More

Red Sun Farms September 2021


Starr Ranch September 2021

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