New-crop organic premiums vary by crop

By Jade Markus OrganicBiz staff Offshore competition is putting pressure on organic wheat prices, but premiums remain high for new-crop flax, oats and mustard, according to analysts and traders. Meanwhile, strong prices for conventional pulses may discourage growers from making the extra effort to produce organically. As new crop prices emerge, buyers are aggressively seeking […]

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Recommended varieties for milling oats

By OrganicBiz staff (as supplied by Grain Millers Inc. in Yorkton, Sask.) There are several recommended varieties of milling oats for the Canadian Prairies. With good agronomic management under conventional or organic systems, these varieties offer the best opportunity for producing food quality oats. Summit Leggett Stride Ruffian Minstrel Souris Camden (may require fungicide in […]