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OPN Connect Newsletter 256 · February 17, 2022

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow


1. Soli Organic to Build First Soil-Based Organic Indoor Farm in Seattle Area 

Soli Organic Inc., the nation’s only soil-based, controlled environment agriculture (CEA) company delivering 100 percent USDA certified organic produce to more than 20,000 retail stores nationwide, today announced plans to build a new soil-based CEA farm in Marysville, Washington.   Read More

2. CCOF Sponsors Bill to Support California Organic Processors 

Global Organics Aug 2022

Responding to member concerns, CCOF is sponsoring AB 1870, a bill that would streamline the oversight of organic food processors by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to increase efficiency and transparency.      Read More

3. Fresh Del Monte Produce Highlights Need for Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture

Consumers are increasingly aware of a company's ethos as they add its products to the basket. With sustainability top of mind for many shoppers, it has become a crucial part of brands’ strategies, including Fresh Del Monte Produce, which recently announced it would be participating in this year’s GreenBiz conference to join other sustainable business leaders in identifying new opportunities, concerns, and concepts.    Read More

 

Chelan Aug 2022

4. CivilEats Talks About the Future of Organic

In 2000, Matthew Fitzgerald’s family started growing organic grains on 200 acres in central Minnesota. At the time, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) had just finalized the federal organic standards, and many of the surrounding farmers growing conventional commodity crops saw their system as a threat and a denigration of their own practices, he recalls.     Read More

5. Organic Farmers Fret About Costs—But Cheer Growth

With sales of organic fresh produce continuing to grow, farmers say they remain optimistic about their market prospects, even as they face a potentially challenging season complicated by drought, shifting demand, and higher costs.          Read More

Cal-Organic Aug 2022

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