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OPN Connect Newsletter 271 · June 2, 2022

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow


1. Homegrown Organic Farms Starts Regenerative Organic Certified Stone Fruit Program

Homegrown Organic Farms is pleased to introduce a Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC) stone fruit programthe first in the world! As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to caring for the land and the people they encounter, this program provides third-party recognition to support their efforts.  Read More

2. Mother Earth Launching Organic Lion’s Mane Mushrooms This Summer

Global Organics Aug 2022

Mother Earth LLC operates 53 growing houses throughout southern Chester County in West Grove, Oxford, and Landenberg, PA, and has built a robust legacy in the organic mushroom industry. In mid-summer, Mother Earth will be launching a retail lion’s mane organic SKU, which is one of the hottest mushrooms out there today.  Read More

3. California Transplant Boosts Alabama’s Organic Farming Scene

Deep in the Heart of Dixie, a Southern California transplant is bringing organic produce and natural production practices to a part of the US that is not known to be an organic stronghold. Lifetime Natural Organic Farm LLC is adding acreage and building a produce packaging facility that will bring more organic produce to Alabama and the South. The company is considered one of Alabama’s largest organic growing operations.   Read More

 

Chelan Aug 2022

4. USDA Announces $300 Million for New Organic Transition Initiative

On June 1, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced details of a framework to transform the food system to benefit consumers, producers, and rural communities by providing more options, increasing access, and creating new, more, and better markets for small and mid-size producers. Today’s announcement builds on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain disruptions caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine.  Read More

5. How Good Food Enterprises Are Thriving in the COVID-19 Era

There is plenty of bad news about the food industry lately. From profit-driven price inflation, to worker deaths from COVID-19, to widespread supply chain shortfalls, the last few years have been brutal to everyone who needs an efficient and sustainable food supply. But there is good news too, and stellar enterprises that prove that better food systems can be developed under the most competitive and chaotic circumstances.    Read More

Cal-Organic Aug 2022

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