OPN Connect Newsletter 229 · August 5, 2021

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Excellent Stemilt Stone Fruit Crop Features Amazing Flavors

Stemilt’s Artisan Organics™ peach and nectarine season continues to thrive through these hot summer months with excellent quality and “some of the best flavor” to date, says Brianna Shales, Stemilt's marketing director. Retailers can load now to boost their category for the weeks to come and delight consumers around the country with some "World Famous" sweet and juicy organic stone fruit.     Read More

2. Shenandoah Growers Breaks Ground on New Biofarm in SC 

Stemilt October 2021

Shenandoah Growers, a national leader in advanced indoor agriculture, today broke ground on its next indoor "Biofarm," located in Anderson County, South Carolina.     Read More

3. Organic Lifestyle Boosting Demand for Organic Fertilizers

The Global Organic Fertilizers Market Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecasts, 2020-2030 report provides insights on key developments, business strategies, research and development activities, supply chain analysis, competitive landscape, and market composition analysis.     Read More


Wish Farms October 2021

4. Avocados from Peru Put Spotlight on Organics

The Peruvian Avocado Commission (PAC) has established a dedicated Organic Avocado Committee for the federal promotions program. PAC is devoting resources for the promotion of organic avocados in the United States. This will be one of the first times that an organic product will be marketed using assessment funds from an organization operating under a federal promotion program to support one of the fastest-growing segments within the produce category.     Read More

5. Supply Issues for Organic Processed Foods

To satisfy Americans’ growing appetite for organic food, processors have a role to play right alongside farmers. Organic food sales have climbed steadily for at least the past 10 years, from $25.2 billion in 2011 to $56.5 billion in 2020, according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA). From 2019 to 2020, organic sales saw a leap of 12.8 percent, which OTA officials attributed to the pandemic—and the growth could have been bigger if there had been more to sell.        Read More

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