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OPN Connect Newsletter 217

Crespo Mangos, Veritable’s Qiana Cameron, NOSB Spring Meeting Recap, Organic Celery Update, Market News Update, and More...

May 13, 2021
May 13, 2021

For a variety of reasons, most western vegetable crops—both organic and conventional—are experiencing a supply-exceeds-demand situation. One exception is organic celery.

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Wish Farms June 2021

May 13, 2021

Qiana Cameron is a buyer for Veritable Vegetable, a women-owned and led organic produce distributor based in San Francisco. OPN recently caught up with Qiana to learn about her role at Veritable, how she cultivates relationships with growers, organic produce trends, and more.

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May 13, 2021

In the early 1970s, mango pioneer Roberto Crespo Fitch began planting mangos in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Not long after, he built a modern packing shed, Empaque Don Jorge, in the town of El Rosario. From the beginning, Crespo Fitch employed sustainable farming methods and utilized organic growing techniques.

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Chelan Fresh June 2021

May 13, 2021

Late last month, at the National Organic Standards Board Spring Meeting, the 15-member panel of organic industry representatives identified and reviewed over 30 substances—synthetic and natural—to determine which of these products may be used in organic production. A final vote for approval or removal will take place at the 2021 Fall Meeting.

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Starr Ranch June 2021

May 13, 2021

1. Brian Antle Returns to Tanimura & Antle as Executive VP of Sales

2. Apeel Acquires Imaging Technology for Better Ripening Insight

3. Fruit World Starts Early-Season Organic Cherries and Apricots

4. NOSB Members Air Ongoing ‘Concern’ with US Organic Program

5. Awe Sum Offers Fair Trade Fruit

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Jacobs Farms/Del Cabo June 2021

NatureSafe June 2021

Global Organics Group June 2021

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