OPN Connect Newsletter 244 · November 18, 2021

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. WGA Podcast: How to Cultivate the Next Generation of Organic Farmers

In the most recent episode of Voices of the Valley, the podcast hosted by Dennis Donohue, the Director of Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, and Candace Wilson, VP of Business Development at GreenVenus, Antle discussed the fourth edition of OGS, and how the event has responded to grower feedback in developing its educational offerings.  Read More

2. WSU Studies Postharvest Preservation of Organic Fruit

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Increasingly popular with consumers, Washington-grown organic apples and pears thrive in the region’s dry, disease-discouraging climate. Off the tree, however, organic fruits are at the mercy of physiological disorders and fungi that can rot and destroy more than a third of the annual harvest before it gets to the table.  Read More

3. Fruit World Shares Operational Growth Insights

Approaching its five-year anniversary, Fruit World has a lot to celebrate. From sustainable farming practices to bold branding, the company has taken the best practices of our industry and crafted them into a fresh face with a new approach to business.  Read More


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4. Daily Harvest Secures Series D Funding

Daily Harvest, the customer-first platform reimagining the future of food, today announced that it has secured Series D funding, valuing the company at over $1 billion. The round was led by Lone Pine Capital with existing company investors.  Read More

5. Sunkist Growers Rolling Out New Organic Packaging

For Sunkist Growers, citrus is a way of life. Sunkist’s growers have deep roots in citrus, with many members being third-, fourth- and even fifth-generation growers. More than 2,000 Sunkist growers produce nearly 40 different citrus varieties in California and Arizona, and every single one of the varieties has its own personality and flavor.  Read More

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