Heirloom dry beans suitable for small-scale organic production

Laura Rance OrganicBiz staff U.S. researchers have conducted field trials of heirloom dry bean varieties to determine cultivars that perform best under organic management. “Heirloom cultivars, in particular ‘Jacob’s Cattle Gold’, ‘Lina Sisco’s Bird Egg’, ‘Peregion’, and ‘Tiger’s Eye’, are suitable for local organic production according to the yield and yield stability analyses we performed,” […]

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Demand exceeds supply for organic ingredients

By Laura Rance OrganicBiz editor Demand for organic products has enjoyed double-digit growth in Canada over the past decade and demand continues to outstrip supply, a senior official with the Canadian Organic Trade Association (COTA) says. “The numbers of organic growers has increased slightly in the past two years, but the growth of the production […]