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Plus: Limited supply putting squeeze on organic potatoes


March 6, 2023


 
  Iowa State research seeks answers for heat-tolerant broccoli

Broccoli is a cool-season crop that organic growers in Iowa normally transplant in April for a spring crop. Growers will often pick their best cultivar and transplant it every two weeks to keep bringing broccoli to market as long as possible into the heat of summer.



 
 
  Report shows organic sales gain, volume dip in 2022

Total organic produce sales increased in 2022, while volume dropped and the performance of the top 20 individual produce categories varied widely.



 
 
 
 
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  Potato squeeze being acutely felt in organic russets

The 2022-23 storage crop of all potatoes is down as much as 5% from the previous year, a shortage being most acutely felt in the organic russet potato sector.



 
 
  MOM’s Organic Market opens 1st New England store

Maryland-based MOM’s Organic Market, with locations in five states and Washington, D.C., has opened its first store in New England.



 
 
 
  Organic artichoke production primed to pick up

The next few weeks may prove to be a good time to stock up on organic artichokes, with growing supply expected to lead to lower prices.



 
 
  Online seed production course now accepting applications

Applications are being accepted for Organic Seed Alliance’s 2023 online seed production course, open to any beginning producer working on a seed farm.



 
 
 
 
 
 

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