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Water trouble in the West, organic fresh produce inflation

Monday, August 8

  After 100 years, Watson & Sons continues to evolve

As Jerrold A. Watson & Sons LLC continues its growing legacy of more than a century, it’s been growing organically since 2005. The Monetta, South Carolina, grower markets all its crops under the Watsonia Organics brand.

  West Coast water woes

Growers on the West Coast are facing their toughest water challenges in recent history. Declining water tables, lack of spring rains, historically low snowpacks, and reservoirs and stream flows at historic low levels are keeping water a scarce commodity.

  Organic fresh produce sees inflation in 2nd quarter

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 the Q2 2022 Organic Produce Performance Report issued by the Organic Produce Network (OPN) and Category Partners.

  Rodale Institute to invest $3 million Pa. grant to build organic farming research center

Pennsylvania is investing a few million dollars in organic farming research in the region.


Fast Acting Organic Fertilizers

AgroThrive’s pre-digested organic fertilizers increase microbial activity in soil resulting in vigorous root growth, bigger foliage, improved disease resistance, and better yields. Mature plants benefit from AgroThrive's increased nutrient release resulting in better tasting and looking fruits, flowers, & veggies.


  AgroFresh launches organic plant-based coating

AgroFresh Solutions has launched VitaFresh Botanicals Life Select, an organic plant-based coating to keep produce fresh longer and reduce food loss and waste.

  Pea protein market size to reach $2.9 billion by 2027

If you grow peas, lentils and/or beans, you will be pleased that the outlook is bright. The pea protein market is estimated at $1.7 billion in 2022 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.9% to $2.9 billion by 2027, according to MarketsandMarkets.

  Uncle Matt’s Organic orange juice brand certified as B Corp

Uncle Matt’s Organic, an organic orange juice brand, has been certified as a B Corporation. This recognition authenticates the brand’s commitment to sustainability, accountability and transparency.



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