USDA Expands Insurance Options for Specialty and Organic Growers

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is expanding coverage options by allowing enterprise units by organic farming practice, adding enterprise unit eligibility for several crops, and making additional policy updates. This is the first of several announcements this summer, which will include the expansion of the shellfish policy in the Northeast and new coverage for grape growers in the West and beyond. These expansions and other improvements build on other recent RMA efforts to better serve specialty crop producers and reach a broader group of producers. 

Wholesum Extends its Roots: Fourth Generation Joins Sales Team, Continuing Legacy of Excellence

May 16, 2024 Wholesum

Carolina Crisantes joined the team in early 2024 as Enterprise Sales Representative, dedicated to elevating our sales strategies and customer experiences. In this role, she is positioned to drive growth in our retail accounts and focus on the flawless execution of program plans.

US Organic Produce Sales Top $9 Billion in 2021; Up 5.5% from 2020

February 3, 2022 OPN

Organic fresh produce grew sales by 5.5 percent in 2021, topping $9 billion for the first time, and outpacing conventionally grown produce in year-over-year gains in both sales and volume, according to the 2021 Organic Produce Performance Report released today by Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.

Lipman Family Farms Launches Expanded Compostable Packaging Line for Organic Produce

September 8, 2021 Lipman Family Farms

Lipman Family Farms will showcase the expansion of their compostable packaging line at the upcoming Southern Innovations conference and the Organic Produce Summit, furthering the company’s dedication to providing innovative, sustainable practices from farm to shelf. Designed for organic grape tomatoes, mini cucumbers, green beans and mini sweet peppers under Lipman’s Grown True organic line, the packaging meets the growing consumer demand for environmentally friendly products and sourcing.

Wholesum Shares Their 2020 Social and Sustainability Efforts in Annual Conscientious Company Report

June 7, 2021 Wholesum

The report also highlights the company’s progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Wholesum officially joined the UN Global compact in 2018 and has been working towards SDG’s 12 and 5.