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OPN Connect Newsletter 162
EXCLUSIVE: Q1 Organic Sales Data, Spring Veg Transition, WestFresh in Coachella, Live Earth Products, and More...
We are clearly living in uncertain times, but the organic crops of California don’t know that-- and they continue to follow the well-worn path of their ancestors. As such, the transition from winter desert production to coastal California output began in earnest in late March and is now complete as we move through April.
Total organic fresh produce sales were up 22 percent for the month of March, with overall first quarter sales up eight percent in retail conditions unlike any ever experienced in the modern era of grocery retailing, according to the 2020 Q1 Organic Produce Performance Report released exclusively by the Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.
WestFresh Distributing Inc., a successful California shipper, has solidified its standing as an organic producer with the purchase of an 80-acre ranch in the Coachella Valley.
Live Earth Products, Inc., a father-and-son-run company headquartered in Emery, Utah, provides mineral products that help enrich organic animal feed, and supplies products that can improve soil with the addition of nutrients, improving the performance of fertilizer and the water holding capacity of the soil.
1. Zespri Dedicated to Deliver Vitamin C-Packed Kiwis to Retailers
2. Demand for Organic Produce Surges as Certification Adapts to COVID-19
3. Delilah Romo Joins Pacific Organic Produce as Commodity Sales Specialist
4. China is Emerging as Leader in Sustainable & Organic Agriculture
5. Oppy Trials Hazel Technologies with Grapes