Monday, January 25


 
  Organic produce sales an $8.5B industry in 2020, up 14%

Buoyed by a fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, 2020 organic produce sales finished with a 14.2% increase over the previous year, outpacing conventionally grown produce in both sales and volume gains, according to the 2020 Organic Produce Performance Report released Jan. 20 exclusively by the Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.



 
 
  Move over, tomatoes. Lettuce is the new top organic vegetable: USDA

The National Agricultural Statistics Service of USDA released its latest survey of national organic food production in October. The first organic survey was initiated in 2008 and was conducted as part of the Census of Agriculture as a special study.



 
 
 
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  Sustainability award to recognize improvements in agricultural sustainability

The newest award to come from the Organic Grower® parent company, Great American Media Services, the Specialty Grower Sustainability Award seeks to recognize a grower or farming operation that has put in major efforts to improve sustainability in their operation. The efforts can be reflected in several categories, including waste water management, soil health, climate control labor, advocacy and more.



 
 
  Researchers gauge organic, midwestern growers’ interest in day-neutral strawberries

Researchers are asking the upper Midwest’s organic growers about their interest in growing day-neutral strawberries.



 
 
 
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  MOSES names 2021 Organic Farmer of Year

Liz Graznak runs Happy Hollow Farm, growing certified organic vegetables amid a sea of conventional row crops in rural Moniteau County, Missouri.



 
 
  Growers, businesses invited to participate in OTA international events

Whether it’s on a zoom screen in Wisconsin or in an exhibit booth in Dubai, the Organic Trade Association will be showcasing American-produced organic products in 2021 to a wide and diverse international audience.



 
 
 
 

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