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National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs: April 27

USDA Livestock, Poultry & Grain Market News – Compared to the prior trading period, organic grain traded mostly inactive on light demand. Trade inactive on food grade corn and soybeans, roasted soybeans, oats, barley, soft red winter and hard red spring wheats. Feed grade corn traded 80 cents lower on moderate trade. Trade activity on feed grade soybeans […]

Organic ideals swallowed by food giants

By Robin Booker OrganicBiz staff The organic food sector began as a fringe social movement in the 1960s, a far cry from the global market that today racks up more than US$70 billion in annual sales. Social movements are often appropriated and transformed into profit seeking markets, and when that happens, the movement’s original goals […]

Camera controls cultivator between rows

By Ron Lyseng OrganicBiz staff Inter-row cultivation is no longer the exclusive domain of row croppers and organic farmers. The practice has also become a new option for producers with herbicide resistance in broad-acre crops such as wheat and canola. Machinery operators who have struggled to manually keep their cultivator between rows and out of […]

Organic grain, cattle production can make good partners

By Brenda Frick OrganicBiz contributor Grain and livestock production go well together. It works both ways: introducing organic grain production onto the ranch can provide a valuable market stream. Integration of cattle into grain farming can improve sustainability. For a livestock producer considering pasture renovation, or re-seeding of hay land, organic grain production can be […]

Weed resistance fight goes mechanical

By Ron Lyseng OrganicBiz staff Organic farmers and farmers facing herbicide resistance have a new tool that some would call revolutionary. The CombCut mechanically removes broadleaf weeds from standing cereals without inflicting crop damage. The term “mechanical weed control” conjures up images of intensive cultivation and the associated soil degradation issues. However, selectively clipping broadleaf […]