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OPN Connect Newsletter 127
Fall Fruit Forecast, OGS, How Effective is NOP, Bostock Dazzles, and more...
As California’s organic stone fruit crop heads to the finish line, there are several other fall fruit promotional opportunities coming into play for retailers across the country.
General registration for the third annual Organic Grower Summit is now open, with planning of educational sessions being finalized for the only event specifically designed to bring organic fresh food producers and their service and supply chain partners together for information, education and networking opportunities related to the multi-billion dollar organic fresh food industry.
The National Organic Program (NOP) was thoroughly examined and evaluated by lawmakers at a recent House Agriculture subcommittee hearing, where USDA Marketing and Regulatory Programs Under Secretary Greg Ibach answered a range of questions from committee members.
In New Zealand, the name Bostock is synonymous with organic. Bostock New Zealand organic apples, juice, onions and even ice cream & chicken can be found throughout the country. This year, Bostock New Zealand set up an office in North America and began selling organic apples directly to US and Canadian customers, along with plans for a major launch of a new apple variety in 2020.
- Costa Rican Producers Met with Organic Authorities of the U.S.
- Smooth Ride for Stemilt’s Artisan Organics™ Peaches & Nectarines
- USDA Testimony Sparks Debate Over Allowing Gene Editing for Food Labeled as Organic
- Project Diverts Food Waste to Feed Those in Need
- Can Organic Agriculture Save the Insects and Our Gardens?