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Grimmway’s Jeff Huckaby chosen as organic grower of the year

The Organic Grower Summit, presented by Western Growers and OPN, will honor long-time organic grower Jeff Huckaby as the recipient of the fifth annual Grower of the Year award. Huckaby, president and CEO of Grimmway Farms, was selected based... more »

SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference registration opens

Registration is open for the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, the south’s premier fruit and vegetable educational conference and trade show for growers, packers and shippers. The conference returns to the Savannah Convention Center... more »

Corteva Agriscience celebrates expansion in Michigan

Corteva Agriscience leaders and employees, along with community members from the Great Lakes Bay Region, recently gathered to celebrate the completion of a $242 million capital investment project. The Aug. 11 event in Midland, Michigan,... more »

AgroFresh expands VitaFresh Botanicals line with organic product

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has launched VitaFresh Botanicals Life Select, an organic plant-based coating to keep produce fresh longer and reduce food loss and waste. Developed from the carnauba tree palm leaf, the new VitaFresh Botanicals... more »

Organic fresh produce pricing increases in Q2

Higher retail prices of organic fresh produce during the second quarter of 2022 generated a 3.7% increase in total organic dollars but also contributed to a decline in organic volume of 2.8%, according to Q2... more »

Organic Produce Summit draws record number of attendees

Hot-button issues explored at the sixth annual Organic Produce Summit (OPS) in Monterey, California, included connecting with consumers in an era of inflation, the rise of omnichannel marketing and the future of supply chain sustainability.... more »

EPA OKs Pace International’s BioSpectra for organics

Pace International, a sustainable postharvest solutions and technologies provider for the fresh produce industry, announced that BioSpectra® 100 SC is now listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for organic use in the U.S.... more »

Jerrold A. Watson & Sons grows organic peaches, vegetables

Jerrold A. Watson & Sons LLC continues a legacy of growing, having passed the century mark in operation. The Monetta, South Carolina, grower, which markets crops under the Watsonia Organics brand, helped create the state’s... more »

California fines Florida company $2 million in ‘organic’ herbicide case

California regulators that oversee the state’s organic standards has fined a Florida company almost $2 million for labeling and selling a product containing synthetic herbicides as an organic product. The $1.89 million fine, announced June... more »

USDA seeks one nominee for National Organic Standards Board

USDA seeks nominations of a qualified individual for one open seat on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB): an individual with expertise in environmental protection or resource conservation. NOSB, a 15-member volunteer advisory board appointed... more »

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