Packer Stories

$13 million in farm bill for organic certification reimbursements


Producers and handlers can now access $13 million in farm bill funds to help offset the costs of organic certification.

K.C. retailer markets botanic garden tomatoes


A retailer in the Kansas City, Mo., area has begun offering tomatoes grown by a nearby botanical garden.

Downy mildew limits growth of organic spinach


SEASIDE, Calif. — The spread of downy mildew is straining the ability of organic spinach suppliers to meet demand, much less exploit growth opportunities in a category that enjoys double-digit annual sales increases.

Josie’s Organics to appear on Lifetime


Josie’s Organics, a brand of Soledad, Calif.-based Braga Fresh Family Farms, is scheduled to appear on Lifetime Television’s morning show The Balancing Act June 25 and July 2.

United Fresh panel examines local challenges


CHICAGO — The local buzz is more like a dull roar among consumers, many of whom are now looking for local before organic. That increasing demand means challenges for retailers and foodservice.

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