OPN Connect Newsletter 308 · February 23, 2023

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Soli Organic Hires Jeff Jackson as Chief Infrastructure Officer 

With innovation always on the brain, the team at Soli Organic is adding a new member to its ranks. The CEA (Controlled Environment Agriculture) grower recently announced that Jeff Jackson has come on board as Chief Infrastructure Officer, leading building, geographic expansion, clean and low-carbon energy sourcing, scaled design, and facility development.  Read More

2. Extra Production of Mexican Brussels Sprouts Leads to Lower Prices

The brussels sprouts market is looking very different right now than it did a year ago. “Then, it was a tight market. Now it seems to be plentiful, and there’s plenty of availability of conventional brussels sprouts. Organic brussels are a little bit tighter,” says Alejandro Madrigal of Covilli Brand Organics Inc.  Read More

3. Opportunities in Organic Enhance Climate Resilience 

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to Congress identifies 13 options to enhance climate resilience in agriculture—but it overlooks a solution that is already at our fingertips: investing in organic agriculture.  Read More


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4. Organic Fruits and Vegetables Market Will Surpass $68.5B by 2028 

According to a report published by Vantage Market Research, the global organic fruits and vegetables market was valued at $39.45B in 2021 and is projected to reach $68.5B by 2028 with a CAGR of 8.2%.   Read More

5. Pete Pappas & Sons Growing Organic Sales Team 

Pete Pappas & Sons added Kevin Benson and James McKinnis, two industry veterans, to its sales team. The Jessup, MD-based company said Benson and McKinnis are a dream-team duo for its rapidly growing organic sales division.  Read More

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