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OPN Connect Newsletter 131
Columbia Gorge Organics, Vitalis Field Day, Pelger's Retail Overview, Organic Hemp, and more…
When Vitalis Organic Seeds entered the organic produce market in 1994, the company began its journey to global leadership in organic seed production and breeding programs dedicated to organic agriculture systems. Today the company produces more than 150 certified organic and regionally adapted varieties of vegetables and culinary herbs for the North American market.
Health, nutrition, diet, and sustainability all spell organic produce and the demand for it is growing stronger each year. Consumers are the driving force and primarily the biggest reason for its explosive growth.
Ron and Cheryl Stewart began growing tree-fruit in Hood River, Oregon in 1975, transitioning to organic in 1989, with this year marking the third decade for Columbia Gorge Organic as an organic fruit pioneer producing organic apples and pears.
Hemp has come a long way since the 1770’s when Virginia and other colonies required their farmers by law to grow hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill decriminalized hemp production and its products in the US, placing them under the authority of the USDA and FDA.
1. Study Finds Farm-Level Food Waste Worse Than Previously Thought
2. Regenerative Agriculture: 25 Things to Know Now
3. Primordia Announces Launch of Organic California Hemp Operation
4. North Bay Produce Focused on Sustainability
5. Proven Botanical IGR Provides Powerful Control of Over 300 Insects