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OPN Connect Newsletter 317
Divert Breaks Ground on New Facility, Q1 Organic Produce Sales, Stone Fruit Crop Delayed, Magna-Bon, Market News, and More...
Ongoing inflation continued to impact organic fresh produce sales in the first quarter of 2023 as overall dollar sales grew by slightly less than 1 percent and volume declined by 3.4 percent year over year, according to the Q1 2023 Organic Produce Performance Report released by Organic Produce Network (OPN) and Category Partners.
Most years, the California stone fruit deal begins in late April, with apricots and cherries leading the way. This year, however, various factors have combined to delay the early varieties by as much as two weeks.
Divert, Inc., a technology company operating in the food waste space, broke ground yesterday on a state-of-the-art integrated recovery facility in Turlock, CA. The new facility will capture and turn wasted food into carbon-negative renewable energy, bringing California closer to reaching its net-zero carbon pollution goal by 2045.
Magna-Bon, a family-owned-and-operated company that produces a wide range of exceptional agricultural products, recently partnered with Custom Ag Formulators, enabling the company to have more boots on the ground.
1. Braga Fresh Marks Earth Day with Regenerative Growing Progress Report
2. Kansas City Nonprofit Growing Free Organic Produce for Cancer Patients
3. Increased Costs Continue to Pressure Organic Banana Growers and Shippers
4. Highline Mushrooms Transitions to Recycled Clear Plastic Tills
5. CCOF Foundation’s Organic Transition Program Is Blooming