Monday, February 15


 
  Organic fertilizer sales growth expected in lawn and garden markets

Through 2024, demand gains for fertilizers – the largest segment in the $9 billion U.S. lawn and garden consumable market – will be supported primarily by changes in product mix rather than from advances in volume demand due to market maturity, according to a recent report by The Freedonia Group, a division of MarketResearch.com.



 
 
  Blue Forest Farms creates a community around the surging industry of organic hemp production

What began as a small start-up has turned into a 150-acre hemp producer on a mission to spread the word about the benefits of hemp. Blue Forest Farms is an organic hemp farm in Longmont, Colorado, with a retail line and original seed and genetics program. The farm also provides extraction and processing services, as well as white label services.



 
 
 
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  OPN publishes report on organic produce’s 2020 performance

The Organic Produce Network has released its inaugural State of Organic Produce 2020, a comprehensive overview of how the industry performed last year, including data and analysis of retail sales of organic fresh produce.



 
 
  Owosso Organics plans crops carefully, as COVID-19 triples CSA membership

The pandemic has taken the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) membership of Owosso Organics near Owosso, Michigan, to a new level. “Our CSA participation tripled this year because people wanted to secure their food source,” said Pooh Stevenson, owner of the farm with her husband, Richard Bowie.



 
 
 
  General Mills’ Cascadian Farm commits $750K to farmland project

General Mills’ organic brand Cascadian Farm recently committed $750,000 to The Nature Conservancy to help rebuild farmland in California’s Sacramento Valley.



 
 
  4 certifiers get NOP director’s award for communication

The USDA recently honored four organic certifiers, giving them the 2021Director’s Award for their “open, consistent and effective communications” with the National Organic Program during 2020.



 
 
 
 

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