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OPN Connect Newsletter 139
Organic Citrus, Pelger's Merchandising Tips, Semios Technology, International Organic Markets, and more...
Shipments of the California organic navel crop have started, kicking off what is expected to be a strong season. By early November, more producers are expected to join the party with sufficient supplies available in time for both Thanksgiving and Christmas promotions.
Semios, headquartered in Vancouver, BC, with U.S. operations in California and Washington, offers a scalable, data analytics platform for tree fruit and nut crop growers that helps predict, identify, and prevent pest and disease pressure.
If a customer asked a produce manager if he or she had any organic apples or lettuce back in the mid 1980's, the answer would generally have been, "No." The main reason was that hardly any retailer was handling an organic produce line at that time. There weren't any organic sections set into the makeup of produce departments during that period. Neither did weekly ads include organic produce.
There’s a big world of organic consumers and one area that’s often overlooked by US producers is the growing global marketplace. According to latest surveys, the global organic food market reached $97 billion US Dollars in 2017. The US leads this global market followed by Germany, France and China, with the top export markets for US producers being Canada, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.
1. Growers Urge Lawmakers and USDA to Advance Organic Through Continuous Improvement
2. 19 Organizations and Initiatives Winning in the Food Movement
3. Hardship Grants for Organic Producers
4. Rabo Agrifinance Designs Industry’s First Organic Transition Loan Offering
5. Purdue Receives First USDA Grant to Study Organic Hemp Production