Whole Peeled, Unpeeled and Rolled Oats

National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs: January 17

USDA – Compared to four weeks ago, feed grade corn demand and activity good, trading 35 cents higher. Forward contract activity moderate. Feed grade soybean demand and activity moderate, trading 29 cents higher. Light forward contract activity. Soybean meal demand good on limited trade activity. Soybean oil trade too limited to trend, but firm undertones […]

Hand over wheat field in early summer evening.

U.S. legislators consider boosting rural economic development through organic agriculture

OrganicBiz staff Two U.S. legislators have put a bipartisan bill before Congress that would promote organic agriculture as a rural development tool. Representatives Sean Duffy (R-WI) and Peter Welch (D-VT) have introduced the Organic Farmers Access Act, which would expand eligibility for organic production in certain rural development programs and help enable organic agriculture to […]

Increase seeding rate to control weeds in organic flax

A University of Saskatchewan study found that was the most effective tool OrganicBiz staff Upping the seeding rate was the single most effective tool for increasing yield and suppressing weeds in flax grown under organic management, a University of Saskatchewan study shows. “There was strong evidence that growers should seed at least 2.5 times the […]

Once started, organic consumers hungry for more

Aarhus University – Once you’ve bought your first organic milk in the supermarket, you are highly likely to continue buying organic milk. With time, you are also likely to increase the number of different types of organic food products on your shopping list. This is the result of new research from Aarhus BSS in which […]