Heritage and ancient grain project feeds a growing demand

Cornell University – After a century of markets dominated by a few types of wheat and white flour, ancient and heritage wheat varieties are making a comeback. Restaurants and bakeries that promote organic and local agriculture have sprouted up across the country in the last decade, meeting a rising consumer demand for tasty and nutritious […]

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USDA needs to crack down on bogus organics

A July 3 editorial from Agweek, published in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
 U.S. commercial agriculture produces more food than American consumers can consume. We want to send our surplus to the world — frozen chicken, edible beans, soybeans. Conversely, we want agricultural imports. In the Upper Great Plains of the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana, we […]

Whole Peeled, Unpeeled and Rolled Oats

National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs: July 19

Compared to two weeks ago, feed grade corn demand and activity moderate, with no comparable trades from the prior period. Feed grade soybean demand and activity moderate, trading 25 cents higher this period. Soybean meal and soybean oil trade moderate on good demand. Soybean meal traded slightly lower this period. Trade activity and demand on […]

Organic groups call for Ontario regulations

A nationwide study examines governments’ organic policy frameworks John Greig OrganicBiz staff A look at organic regulation across the country by the Canadian Organic Trade Association (COTA) shows a hodge-podge of support, despite national standards in existence for eight years. In a report released Monday, COTA called out Ontario, the largest market by far for […]