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OPN Connect Newsletter 195
Organic Herbs, Post-Election Priorities, James Lake Farms' John Stauner, Pelger on 2021 Challenges, and more…
Leaders from several organic trade organizations are weighing in on what the incoming administration could mean for the organic sector, and some of the priorities for the new administration to tackle. The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF), the Organic Trade Association (OTA), California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), and the Organic Farmers Association (OFA) have already connected with Biden’s team, with climate change at the top of their respective agendas.
John Stauner is president and owner of James Lake Farms, a 189-acre organic cranberry farm in Wisconsin (the top cranberry-producing state in the US). Located in the northern town of Three Lakes, Stauner’s operation comprises two organic cranberry marshes, which he expects will yield about 1.8 million pounds of organic cranberries this year. Stauner joined OPN for a conversation about his decision to farm organically, where he sells his fruit, the role of pollinators in cranberry production, and more.
It has clearly been a very challenging year for everyone, but the supermarket produce department has been a winning venue, and no product has shined more brightly than fresh herbs, with most of that sector featuring organics. Strong herb sales started not long after the pandemic hit, and they have only increased with the onset of the holiday season.
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