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OPN Connect Newsletter 294
Organic Options for Thanksgiving, Lotus Sustainables, CCOF, Suterra, Market Update, and More…
California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) has announced it will serve as the hub for the West/Southwest region of the USDA’s new Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP).
Organic leaf items continue to command sky-high prices, and carrots—a Thanksgiving staple for many recipes—are in short supply, but there are still options for organic retail promotions, including fresh organic herbs.
Suterra, a company offering agricultural biocontrol products that provide sustainable alternatives to traditional pesticides, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its patented Puffer aerosol mating disruption technology.
California Bans Plastic Produce Bags—and Lotus Sustainables Offers Retailers and Consumers a Solution
Last month, California passed a law banning plastic pre-checkout bags—including plastic produce bags. “The waste from plastic produce bags is enormous, and most plastic bag bills until now had ignored this important category,” said Farzan Dehmoubed, CEO of Lotus Sustainables, a reusable grocery bag company based in Carlsbad, CA.
1. OFRF and FFAR Fund On-Farm Organic Research of Companion Plants for Brassicas
2. Nutjobs Wins AgSharks Pitch Competition
3. Row 7 Seed Co. Launches Organic Vegetable Line
4. Brighter Bites 10th Anniversary Gala Raises Nearly $750K
5. Upward Farms Unveils New Packaging