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OPN Connect Newsletter 116
Organic Cherry Update, OTA in D.C., Mann Packing, USDA Opportunities, and more…
More than 200 Organic Trade Association (OTA) members took to Capitol Hill on Tuesday as part the Organic Trade Association’s annual week of advocacy for organic at the federal level. Members met with more than 180 congressional representatives, senators, and agencies, telling the story of the economic powerhouse that organic has become and asking for support to keep the sector strong, with a big emphasis on ensuring the integrity of the organic standards.
Mann Packing Co., has a long and distinguished history in the produce business that dates back to the 1930s, when the country was starting to get out of the Great Depression. And while a lot has changed over the years, the company is still renowned as one that provides customers with outstanding vegetables while enjoying a reputation for honesty and integrity.
The California cherry industry got hit with several devastating rainstorms in mid-May, significantly damaging the crop and virtually assuring there no organic cherries on the market until the second week of June, when the Pacific Northwest enters the game.
USDA is committed to supporting organic producers, handlers and retailers in the domestic and international supply chain in a variety of ways.
They work across agencies to support organic farmers whether they are maintaining or transitioning to organic production.
1. OFRF Continues Funding for Plant Breeding Project
2. “Rodale Institute Approved” Products to Hit the Market This Spring
3. Organic Farming Market Analysis with Inputs from Industry Experts 2018 to 2026
4. Chinese Peasants Taught the USDA to Farm Organically in 1909
5. Purple Carrot to Be Acquired by Largest Japanese Organic Food Delivery Service