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OPN Connect Newsletter 129
East Coast Organics, Durst Family, CCOF & Hemp, Container Production, and more...
It was in the 1870s, that the first generation of the Durst family first came to Yolo County in California and started working the land. Jim Durst’s great grandfather was a blacksmith and farmer in the Esparto area and the next two generations followed suit farming the land, mostly participating in large scale-commodity crops.
Hot and wet August weather in the northeast has caused some local organic deals to start to wind down, although some of the hardier commodities should still be available into late September and beyond.
The Real Organic Project took a victory lap earlier this summer when the USDA clarified that glyphosate and other prohibited substances are not allowed for use in container operations. The organization has been a long-standing advocate to prohibit hydroponics in organic production.
1. A Price Subsidy for Organic Fruits: Good Economics, or Not?
2. OTA: Organic Stakeholder Feedback Needed
3. IFOAM Global Policy Toolkit to Support Organic
4. Leader of Large Organic Food Scheme Dies
5. New Training Program Offers Organic Basics for Beginning Farmers