40,000 acre farm goes organic

High price of crop inputs drives decision to convert to organic production By Robert Arnason Glacier FarmMedia staff There are 25 grain bins in Travis Heide’s farmyard, including six massive ones with a capacity of 70,000 bushels each. In total, the bins can store around 550,000 bu. of grain. That’s enough for 10,000 acres of […]

Organic growers have bigger economic cushion

Lower costs and higher prices make organic producers more economically resilient according to provincial figures By Lorraine Stevenson  OrganicBiz staff Organic growers can still turn a tidy profit in 2018, according to Manitoba Agriculture cost-of-production figures released at Ag Days. Roy Arnott, a provincial farm management specialist, said it all comes down to what crops […]

Whole Peeled, Unpeeled and Rolled Oats

National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs: January 17

USDA – Compared to four weeks ago, feed grade corn demand and activity good, trading 35 cents higher. Forward contract activity moderate. Feed grade soybean demand and activity moderate, trading 29 cents higher. Light forward contract activity. Soybean meal demand good on limited trade activity. Soybean oil trade too limited to trend, but firm undertones […]