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OPN Connect Newsletter 204
EXCLUSIVE: State of Organic Produce 2020 Report, Rijk Zwaan, Blueberry Update, UC Organic Ag Institute's Houston Wilson, Market Update, and more…
Houston Wilson is director of the University of California Organic Agriculture Institute, a research and education organization that was established in 2020 with an endowment jointly funded by Clif Bar & Company and the UC Office of the President. OPN recently caught up with Houston to talk about his background in ag, the initial plans of the Institute, and more.
One of the world’s top vegetable seed companies, Rijk Zwaan has long been involved in organics and prioritizes innovation in order to offer growers higher yields, better flavor, and new varieties. The seed supplier has been experiencing increased demand for organic hot-house crops like cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers.
Heavy delays at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and significant rainfall have had little negative impact on supplies of Chilean blueberries, with good volumes expected through the third week of March.
The Organic Produce Network (OPN) has released its inaugural State of Organic Produce 2020, a comprehensive overview of how the industry performed last year, including data and analysis of retail sales of organic fresh produce.
Organic apples are winding down for the winter season, and prices are trending higher. Pepper supplies out of Mexico are ramping up, providing good promotional opportunities. Organic navel oranges from California were unaffected by the heavy rains last week and are in excellent supply.
1. Grow Clean Water Hub Established in Philly Secret Garden
2. Walmart Selects IFCO as Exclusive Provider of RPCs
3. Stemilt’s Fast Facts Analysis Presents Plenty of Apple Promotion Opportunities
4. Organic Banana Growers Battle Multinational Pricing
5. Fresh and Delicious Organic Pears from the Southern Hemisphere