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OPN Connect Newsletter 119 · June 13, 2019

Top 5- Organic News to Help You Grow


1. OFRF Executive Director Testifies in D.C.

OFRF's Executive Director, Brise Tencer, appeared before the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research of the House Committee on Agriculture to discuss issues of resiliency and risk in agriculture. Tencer spoke about the need for integrated research, education, and outreach to provide farmers with the tools, technlology, and support they need to buid healthy resilient farming systems that can withstand cliamte change and steward the land for future generations.

Campos Borquez October 2

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2. Farmers Look to ‘Creative’ Solutions to Maintain Their Livelihood

As organic continues to go mainstream, retailers are placing more pressure on producers for price and spec parity with conventional, creating an increasingly unsustainable competitive landscape for organic farmers who traditionally have commanded a premium price to compensate for lower yields and higher labor costs.

Black Earth Humic October

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3. Organic Farming Has a Plastic Problem

Plastic is under attack these days for the environmental problems is causes. But sustainability-minded shoppers might not be aware that many organic farmers-like their conventional farming neighbors-also rely on plastic.

Chelan Fresh October

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4. HACCP Smart Step

The new HACCP SmartStep2 Walk-Through Dual Footwear Sanitizing Unit is a breakthrough in effective footwear sanitization. SmartStep2 has a small footprint and uses compressed air to deliver an atomized spray of Alpet D2 or Alpet D2 Quat-Free Surface Sanitizer to the bottom of footwear soles.

Heliae October

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5. Morning Kiss Organic Features Expanded Program at OPS 2019

Morning Kiss Organic will be exhibiting at the 2019 Organic Produce Summit July 10-11 in Monterey California. Morning Kiss Organic continues to grow and expand its program with the recent addition of organic kiwis and pears, available year-round. And building on the success of its organic cold pressed juices, the company has added Orange Mango to the original line up of Orange, Grapefruit, and Lemonade.

NatureSafe October

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