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Part 2: OPS exhibitors explain why they go organic

Screen-Shot-2018-07-14-at-5.25.08-PM MONTEREY, CA — With record-breaking attendance, the 2018 Organic Produce Summit, which took place July 11-12, here, certainly brought out the best the organic produce industry has to offer.

Check out all the fun on the trade show floor — and find out why organics are so important to these produce companies — in part two of our trade show floor coverage.

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