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OPN Connect Newsletter 167

Organic Cherry Update, Rick Lejeune, Frog Hollow Farm, Chico State Veg Project, and More...

May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020

Al Courchesne has been farming the same land for 44 years, growing it into 260-acre Frog Hollow Farm. Today, “Farmer Al” discusses the state of organic farming, the importance of soil health, and the future of organics.

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Organics Unlimited- August

May 21, 2020

This was a good season for cherries as California’s crop was expected to reach close to six million cartons, with about half of the production picked and sold by mid-May, while Washington organic production is still limited.

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May 21, 2020

Rick Lejeune is CEO and co-owner of Heath & Lejeune, a CCOF-certified organic produce wholesaler based in Los Angeles County. Operating out of an 83,000-square-foot warehouse, Heath & Lejeune currently distributes well over a million packages of organic produce a year and also offers storage, logistics, and consolidation services. Rick joined OPN to talk about his passion for organic farming, his company’s transition from conventional to organic, how the COVID-19 situation has affected business, and more.

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Chelan Fresh- August

May 21, 2020

Chico State University's Organic Vegetable Project is a labor of love for Professor Lee Altier and his students. The school's three-acre farm grows more than 50 varieties of produce, and provides ongoing research opportunities for students.

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May 21, 2020

1. Poll Shows Consumers Value Organic More Than Ever in Pandemic

2. Justice Department Responds on Behalf of USDA in Organic Lawsuit

3. Misionero Becomes First Processing-Only Facility with EFI Certification

4. Organic Food Growers See Surge in Demand During Pandemic

5. USDA Seeks Five Nominees for NOSB

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Heliae August

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Valent - Veg DiPel

Valent- PyGanic

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