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OPN Connect Newsletter 312

Covilli, New Organic Regs at OPS, Avocado Update, Earl's Organic Produce, Market News, and More...

March 23, 2023
March 23, 2023

Ever since inflation began heating up in 2021, Earl’s Organic Produce has tackled the challenge head on, bolstered by its strong relationships and communication with growers and customers. Director of Sales and Marketing Drew Knobel shared that Earl's has even seen significant unit growth in a couple of categories despite the down market.

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Vitalis June 2024

March 23, 2023

Designed to reduce fraud in the organic supply chain and increase confidence in the USDA organic seal, the Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) rule is set to take effect in March, 2024. The impact of this new rule will be felt by the entirety of the organic fresh produce supply chain.

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March 23, 2023

While the 2023 California avocado crop has been estimated to be about 10 percent below its four-year average with a volume of 257 million pounds, shipments of organic avocados are expected to be down by an even greater percentage. A pair of California grower-shippers offered different perspectives on how this lower volume will impact pricing.

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Cal-Organic June 2024

March 23, 2023

Covilli, an organic veg and fruit grower-shipper based in Arizona and Mexico, has been offering Fair Trade Certified produce since 2016—and from the very beginning, the company has taken a unique approach.

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March 23, 2023

1. GrubMarket Launches "Sustainable California" Initiative

2. The Evolution of the Microgreens Business 

3. CMI’s Bob Mast Named 2023 Apple Citizen of the Year

4. Lawmakers Seek to Make "PA Preferred Organic Program" Permanent

5. KeHE Distributors Forms Partnership with Rodale Institute to Expand Organic

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