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 […]

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National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs: December 6

USDA – Compared with two weeks ago, feed grade corn demand good, trading three cents higher. Forward contracting moderate. Farmers with high moisture corn and the inability to dry down to acceptable levels are selling on the spot market, rather than storing on farm. Increased price levels on imported corn has improved trade activity and […]

Organic markets quiet heading into the holiday season

By Ashley Robinson Commodity News Service Canada As the winter and holiday time settles over Canada, the organic grain marketing season is quieting down. “The only thing I really have noticed is that the buying demand has really slowed down. September, October there was a pretty good frenzy,” said Tristan Gill, commodity trader with Westaqua […]

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National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs: November 22

USDA* – Compared with two weeks ago, new crop feed grade corn demand and activity very good, trading 39 cents higher FOB. Forward contracting activity mostly on feed grade corn and soybeans. Feed grade soybean demand and activity good, trading 42 cents higher FOB. Not enough trade activity on all other organic grains to trend. […]

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Fungicides emerge as improbable villain against bees

Cornell University – When a Cornell-led team of scientists analyzed two dozen environmental factors to understand bumblebee population declines and range contractions, they expected to find stressors like changes in land use, geography or insecticides. Instead, they found a shocker: fungicides, commonly thought to have no impact. “Insecticides work; they kill insects. Fungicides have been […]