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OPN Connect Newsletter 107 · March 21, 2019

Top 5 - Organic News to Help You Grow


1. NEPC & OPN Announce Retailer Roundtable Participants

The New England Produce Council (NEPC) and the Organic Produce Network (OPN) announce the retailer participants for the roundtable session. Brian Fleming (Stop & Shop Supermarket), Kevin Barry (Big Y Foods) and Mark Jewell (Hannaford Bros. Supermarket) will speak at the retailer roundtable on May 1st at the New England Organic Produce Conference being held at Gillette Stadium.

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Stemilt September 2021

2. USDA Seeks Five Nominees for the National Organic Standards Board

The USDA seeks nominations for qualified individuals for five open seas on the NOSB. The 15-member advisory board considers and makes recommendations on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances and other issues involving the production, handling and processing of USDA certified organic products.

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3. Organic Farms Are Under Attack from Agribusiness, Weakened Standards

Organics Unlimited September 2021

Organic farmers are taking action against agribuiness' moves to undermine the organic food labeling system.

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4. OTA Annual Conference Offers "Hemp Opportunity" Ed Sessions

The Organic Trade Association’s “Bold Ideas & Critical Conversations" 2019 annual conference on May 22 will sort through the marketing and regulatory details of this new market, and take a deep dive look at the opportunity for the organic sector to take an early leadership position in this fast-growing sector.

Red Sun Farms September 2021

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5. Organic Food Industry Booms-May Be Bad for Consumers

As organic food shifts from Utopian movement to lucrative industry, a war is being waged for its soul.  Record organic sales in the United States totaled nearly $50 billion in 2017 according to the Organic Trade Association.

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Starr Ranch September 2021

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