OPN Connect Newsletter 230 · August 12, 2021

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Bard Valley's David Baxter Dishes on New Organic Mini Medjool Dates

After over a year of lockdown, it’s time to dust off our business cards and flex our industry muscles as in-person events make a comeback. While a year and a half may seem like a daunting amount of time to be out of practice, Bard Valley Natural Delights® is ramping up for the upcoming Organic Produce Summit (OPS) 2021, looking to make a splash with their showcases. Sharing what buyers can look forward to, David Baxter, director of marketing, joined ANUK to discuss what the date purveyor has in store.        Read More

2. Ampersand Adjuvant Now Approved for Fungicide Use in California

Stemilt October 2021

Attune Agriculture, the leader in developing performance-based agricultural products using hydrocolloid technology, recently announced that Ampersand adjuvant is now approved for use with fungicides in California. Ampersand is now officially approved for use with herbicides, insecticides, miticides, nutrients, and fungicides in all 50 states.    Read More

3. Hazel Tech Partners With Direct-to-Consumer Tropical Fruit Box Company

Hazel Technologies, a USDA-funded company providing new technologies to extend the quality shelf life of produce and fight food waste, announces partnership with Miami, FL-based online tropical and exotic fruit store, Tropical Fruit Box. The direct-to-consumer box company makes fresh tropical and exotic fruits from around the world more accessible to consumers with freshness-guaranteed delivery in the continental US.    Read More


Wish Farms October 2021

4. Driscoll's Converts Facility to Solar

Driscoll’s has announced that it has installed 3,384 solar panels on its 155,000-square-foot cooling facility in Santa Maria, California. The move is estimated to generate 1.4 million kilowatt-hours of power annually. In addition to solar power, Driscoll’s has installed a battery storage system that can hold up to 700 kilowatt-hours.   Read More

5. The New Label We Need on Produce: “Smart-Farmed”

When I walk the produce aisles of a grocery store, I compulsively read labels. Organic, sustainable, fair trade, ethical. As a scientist, a father, and the son of small-time hobby farmers, knowing how food is grown is important to me. That’s why I’m frustrated to find that perhaps the most important label is absent entirely.       Read More

Chelan October 2021
Growers Ice Co October 2021

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