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OPN Connect Newsletter 115
Celery and Brussels Sprout Prices Skyrocket, Tomato Dumping Feedback, OPWC's Lynn Coody, Zespri Growth, and more...
At your favorite restaurant, it might be cheaper to buy a glass of Dom Perignon than a side of organic Brussels sprouts or celery as both of those items are seeing penthouse pricing.
The Tomato Suspension Agreement (TSA) was originally enacted in 1996 when the Commerce Department suspected Mexican growers of “dumping” tomatoes into the U.S. market. The agreement placed a floor price on Mexican tomatoes and, in return, suspended the dumping investigation undertaken by Commerce.
Lynn Coody is recognized as a founder of Oregon Tilth, OMRI, and Oregon Organic Coalition. Twenty years ago, Lynn Coody provided technical expertise in drafting OFPA. Today, she works as the Senior Policy Analyst for the Organic Produce Wholesalers Coalition (OPWC), helping the organization navigate the organic policy world. Lynn attended the Spring NOSB meeting in Seattle and sat down with OPN to discuss the outcomes and how NOSB decisions affect organic fresh produce growers.
In late April, freight ships loaded with Zespri-branded kiwifruit from New Zealand were headed to the United States with both organic SunGold and organic green-flesh fruit. The ships were expected to hit U.S. ports on both coasts in early May with the bulk fruit then being packed in clamshells and delivered to retailers across the country in one and two-pound packs by the third week of the month.
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