OPN Connect Newsletter 228 · July 29, 2021

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Field Fresh Farms Rolls Out Hemp Baby Greens

A California organic produce grower-shipper is introducing hemp baby greens to the produce supply chain. Field Fresh Farms, a fourth-generation farming, cooling, and shipping operation (with farms in Watsonville, California, and Yuma, Arizona), is among the first companies to offer hemp baby greens as an ingredient in leafy green salad mixes for foodservice and retail companies.     Read More

2. California Growers Could Lose Access to Water

Stemilt September 2021

California's State Water Resources Control Board is proposing an emergency regulation that, if adopted and approved, would affect the ability of water right holders in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed to divert water. The proposed order covers thousands of farmers with direct legal rights to pull water out of the rivers, according to The Sacramento Bee.  Read More

3. Coliman Group Reveals New Fairtrade Sociocultural Center

Grupo AGGALL-Coliman (Coliman Group) recently completed the first stage of its new Fairtrade Sociocultural Complex. With an initial investment of $780,000 (15.7 million pesos), Coliman's agricultural workers have fully financed this project through the additional premiums received from fair trade purchases of bananas.    Read More


Organics Unlimited September 2021

4. EU Countries Commit to Having 25% Organic Farming by 2030

The European ministers of Agriculture from the 27 EU countries have unanimously committed to the goal of having 25 percent of the bloc's agricultural area dedicated to organic production by 2030. The ministers made this commitment at the meeting of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council held this Monday in Brussels, the first after the 27 EU countries agreed on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that gives more weight to sustainable agriculture.   Read More

5. Bridges Produce Offering US Cranberries with New MA Location

Bridges Produce has built its business on long-term partnerships, and its relationship with Fruit d’Or is no exception. The Bridges team has worked with Fruit d’Or for over 24 years and has acted as their exclusive organic fresh cranberry sales representative in the US for the last 7 years. During this time, they have seen the program grow and diversify across many markets and distribution channels. This fall, Bridges will be adding Massachusetts-based Decas Farms' conventional fresh cranberries to their available offerings.    Read More

Red Sun Farms September 2021


Starr Ranch September 2021

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