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OPN Connect Newsletter 335

SOE Rule at OGS, Cuyama Orchards, Cal Poly Grimm Family Center, Potato Update, Market News, and More...

August 31, 2023
August 31, 2023

First established in 2021 with a donation from the Grimm family, Cal Poly’s Center for Organic Production and Research has been busy with multiple projects since its inception. Collaborating with the organic produce industry is a critical component of the center’s work—and it now has several industry partners.

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Earthbound Farms May 2024

August 31, 2023

With March 19, 2024, comes full implementation of the National Organic Program’s (NOP) Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) rule. Navigating and adhering to these new regulations for organic producers and handlers will be the subject of the first announced educational session of the Organic Grower Summit (OGS) 2023 presented by Western Growers and OPN.

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August 31, 2023

Several states are digging and shipping new crops of organic potatoes, and there is potential for promotions, especially with organic russets.

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August 31, 2023

For more than three decades, Cuyama Orchards has been growing apples in the high desert of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties—and this year the grower-shipper is expecting a high-yield crop of excellent quality.

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Cal Organic May 2024

August 31, 2023

1. Charlie’s Produce's P.J. Cawley and Laura Severance Discuss Growth of Farmer's Own Organics Brand

2. New Online Resources Available to the Organic Sector

3. Organic Growers Seek Climate Change Solutions Via Farm Bill 

4. Can Organic and Conventional Produce Be Priced the Same in Stores? 

5. USDA OIG Publishes Report Highlighting AMS Work to Strengthen Organic Enforcement 

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Driscolls May 2024

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