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OPN Connect Newsletter 326 · June 29, 2023

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow


1. Stemilt Artisan Organics Are Hand-Picked to Delight Consumers with Explosive Flavors

Share the sweet flavors of Washington-grown organic stone fruit with shoppers this summer with Stemilt Artisan Organic peaches, nectarines, and apricots. Apricot harvest began this week to signal the start of Stemilt’s lengthy organic stone fruit season. Picked for high sugars and explosive flavor, Stemilt’s 100% organic stone fruit provides a delightful eating experience for consumers during the summer.  Read More

2. Organic Trade Association Given Lead Role in USDA Transition to Organic Partnership Program

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As the USDA looks to strengthen the organic supply chain with its Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP), the organization is tapping into vital industry expertise. It was recently announced that the Organic Trade Association (OTA) has been selected as a national partner for the program.  Read More

3. Why Grocery Stores Waste 20% More Food in the Summer

Divert, Inc., an impact technology company on a mission to Protect the Value of Food, today announced new data showing that wasted food from grocery stores increases by an average of nearly 20% during the summer months compared to the winter months.  Read More

 

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4. Urban Garden in Heart of Kansas City Provides Organic Produce Regardless of Income

An urban garden in the heart of Kansas City is making sure everyone can fill their fridge with fresh, organic produce. Young Family Farm KC started off as a simple backyard garden three years ago. Now, it stretches almost two acres across four different locations in Midtown.  Read More

5. Crucial Organic Farming Issue Addressed by UC Workshops, Collaborations

Hundreds of growers of organic vegetables and fruit across California and industry professionals have learned how to manage nitrogen fertilization in a series of workshops, thanks to a collaboration spearheaded by UC Cooperative Extension Small Farms Advisor Margaret Lloyd, with support from UC Santa Cruz-based organic production specialist Joji Muramoto. The program is helping to improve the state’s organic farming production, which can ultimately benefit every Californian’s access to organic food.  Read More

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