Hand over wheat field in early summer evening.

Two-year initiative to support organic agriculture and agri-food entrepreneurs

Organic Alberta – Commencing November 1, 2017 and running until October 31, 2019, The Mackenzie County Organic Success Program is a two-year, $330,000 initiative which supports agricultural and agri-food entrepreneurs in the Mackenzie County region to diversify into organic production. “The global organic market is now estimated at just under $90 Billion, and Mackenzie County […]

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 […]

Manitoba organic farmers now have an extension agronomist

OrganicBiz staff After a five-year-long hiatus, Organic farmers in Manitoba now have their own extension agronomist thanks to a partnership between the Manitoba Organic Alliance, the University of Manitoba and the provincial and federal governments. Katherine Stanley will be improving organic extension capacity in the province by offering educational opportunities and one-on-one support, a Manitoba […]

Organic grain firm picks up elevator near border

AGCanada.com – A Minneapolis startup in the organic grain business has bought a northwestern North Dakota elevator that further expands its southern Prairie catchment. Pipeline Foods — which has hung out its shingle as a buyer of organic, non-GMO wheat, pulses and oats for food and feed — announced on Oct. 3 it had bought […]