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OPN Connect Newsletter 228

Pear Update, Naturipe Blueberries, CEA at OPS, Agro Bio USA, Market News, and More...

July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021

The flourishing development of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) and how retailers and consumers view this emerging segment of fresh produce production will be the topic of an educational session at Organic Produce Summit 2021. 

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Country Sweet August 2021

July 29, 2021

July is national blueberry month, so what better time to catch up with the world’s largest producer of organic blueberries—Naturipe Farms. Director of Business Development Brian Vertrees joined OPN to talk about the history of Naturipe’s organic blueberry program, why the organic blueberry category has been growing so quickly, his thoughts on future growth, and more.

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July 29, 2021

California is currently in the middle of its fresh organic pear season as the Northwest watches its pears gain size. A smooth transition between the two regions is expected in the late August/early September time frame.

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Chelan August 2021

July 29, 2021

Agro Research International is well known for manufacturing Thyme Guard, an organic bactericide and fungicide made from thyme oil extract. Recently, company founder Marc Lajeunesse sold the biological part of the company to Micro Bio Tech (DBA Agro Bio USA), which will now produce all the products in the microbial division for the Sorrento, FL-based company.

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Stemilt August 2021

July 29, 2021

1. Field Fresh Farms Rolls Out Hemp Baby Greens

2. California Growers Could Lose Access to Water

3. Coliman Group Reveals New Fairtrade Sociocultural Center

4. EU Countries Commit to Having 25% Organic Farming by 2030

5. Bridges Produce Offering US Cranberries with New MA Location

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Valent August 2021

NatureSafe August 2021

Starr Ranch August 2021

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