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OPN Connect Newsletter 214
Rodale’s Jeff Moyer, Western Growers Presents OGS, Stone Fruit Update, Nature Safe, Market Update, and More…
Excellent California crops of organic apricots and cherries are expected to be the first two stone fruits out of the gate when shipments begin late this month and early next month, according to several industry experts.
The Organic Produce Network (OPN) and Western Growers (WG) have formed a strategic partnership reflecting the importance of organic production and announced that WG will be the presenting sponsor of the Organic Grower Summit 2021.
Jeff Moyer is CEO of the Rodale Institute, a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit organization “dedicated to growing the organic movement through rigorous research, farmer training, and consumer education.” OPN recently caught up with Moyer to talk about his priorities for the Institute, Rodale’s current research efforts, the new Regenerative Organic Certification, and more.
Nearly 30 years ago, Griffin Industries (which was later acquired by Darling Ingredients) saw increasing interest and demand for organic fertilizers. As the company looked at the market, it knew its animal proteins could and should be used as an organic fertilizer to build soil health and improve plant performance, so it launched Nature Safe in 1992.
1. How Local Organic Farms Help the Environment and You, According to a Farmer
2. Update on Import Season for Organic Pears
3. New Crop of Cal-Organic Potatoes Starts Shipping April 26
4. Ocean Mist Farms Sees Demand for Organics Rising
5. Del Monte Fresh Produce Expands Organic Fresh-Cut Fruit Production