OPN Connect Newsletter 135 · October 3, 2019

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Terramera’s Pest Solution RANGO now Available in California

Terramera®, an emerging cleantech leader with revolutionary technologies to transform how we grow food, announced today their broad-spectrum biopesticide RANGO™ has been approved for use in California by the Department of Pesticide Regulation. RANGO is a proven, highly effective tool for controlling pests on fruit and vegetable crops from start to harvest, providing triple-protection against insects, mites and fungal pathogens. It is OMRI-Listed for use in organic agriculture and can also be used as part of an integrated pest management program for conventional farming.

Campos Borquez

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2. Opinion: Why Talk of Regenerative Agriculture Should Include Pesticide Reduction

The idea that the soil on our nation’s farms and ranches can help stop the climate crisis by acting as a carbon sink in gaining momentum. The concept, often referred to as regenerative agriculture, is being enshrined in innovative state policies and programs across the country, and a host of organizations are pushing to make it a fundamental part of climate solution policies like the Green New Deal.


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3. Fruit World Co. Announces Flavor-Packed Organic Citrus

The bright flavors of citrus are essential to chasing away wintertime blues, and Fruit World Co., a family-owned grower-shipper of organic and conventional fruit, knows that consumers are out looking for that bright bite. The company recently announced the start of its 2019 citrus seasons, which will include a full lineup of citrus fruits, all in promotable volumes.

Chelan Fresh

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4. Jobganic Launches Job Site for the Organic Community

The organic industry is booming- in the U.S. alone, organic product sales reached an estimated $47 billion in 2016, according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA). As more consumers are become eco-conscious many are also seeking opportunities to work for the eco-conscious companies they love to buy from, with the hope of increasing their job satisfaction.


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5. Tradin Organic Opens Avocado Processing Facility in Ethiopia

Tradin Organic has opened a new avocado processing facility in Ethiopia. The Sunvado factory has completed its first test-runs and is now ramping up its organic avocado oil production. The first products should be ready for export in the coming weeks and, with this new project, the company will be able to bring organic virgin avocado oil and organic refined avocado oil to the market by the end of the year.

Ocean Mist

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