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OPN Connect Newsletter 255

Hydroponics in Organic Ag Update, Banana Industry Suffering with Low Prices, Blue Mountain Minerals, Market News, and More...

February 10, 2022
February 10, 2022

In the summer of 2021, the pricing structure surrounding the sale of bananas in the US received national scrutiny as grower advocates argued that bananas are sold at retail prices far too low, leading to little or no returns for growers. In response, the multinational banana companies did hike the price they charge for bananas—including organic bananas—but it’s not enough.

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Miller Chemical May 2022

February 10, 2022

The Coalition for Sustainable Organics (CSO) is currently working with a team of lawyers to write an amici curiae (friends of the court) brief in support of hydroponics in organic ag. The organization believes hydroponics should continue to be eligible for organic certification for a number of reasons.

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February 10, 2022

In March 2021, the US District Court for Northern California ruled against the Center for Food Safety (CFS), a sustainable agriculture nonprofit, and several other plaintiffs in their fight against the eligibility of hydroponics for organic certification. Two months later, CFS filed an appeal.

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Divine Flavor May 2022

February 10, 2022

Blue Mountain Minerals offers very finely ground limestone (calcium carbonate) and dolomitic limestone (calcium magnesium carbonate), which are the best products to raise soil pH and to help ensure soil microbes have a healthy environment they can thrive in. 

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Cal-Organic May 2022

February 10, 2022

1. OMRI Announces Executive Director/CEO Retirement

2. Del Rey Avocado Transfers Leadership to Next Generation

3. MOM’s Organic Market Expands in New Jersey 

4. Bridges Organic Produce Discusses Import Pear Season Challenges 

5. Organically Grown Company Names New CEO

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WestFresh Distributing May 2022

NatureSafe May 2022

Global Organics Group May 2022

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