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USDA needs to crack down on bogus organics

A July 3 editorial from Agweek, published in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
 U.S. commercial agriculture produces more food than American consumers can consume. We want to send our surplus to the world — frozen chicken, edible beans, soybeans. Conversely, we want agricultural imports. In the Upper Great Plains of the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana, we […]

Whole Peeled, Unpeeled and Rolled Oats

National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs: July 19

Compared to two weeks ago, feed grade corn demand and activity moderate, with no comparable trades from the prior period. Feed grade soybean demand and activity moderate, trading 25 cents higher this period. Soybean meal and soybean oil trade moderate on good demand. Soybean meal traded slightly lower this period. Trade activity and demand on […]

Corn prices in Ontario rise with domestic demand

By Jade Markus OrganicBiz staff The effects of organic fraud in the US are being felt by Ontario’s corn prices, while speculation about how crops will fare this year is adding an element of uncertainty. Organic corn prices moved higher in the wake of organic fraud revelations in the US, said Andrew St. Jean of […]

Field tests show sustained neonicotinoid exposure negatively affects bees

American Association for the Advancement of Science – In two of the first large-scale, field-realistic studies to date, researchers in Europe and Canada have affirmed what’s been hypothesized about neonicotinoids — that prolonged exposure to these insecticides negatively affects bees. Their results reveal that local environment and species influence the impact of these widely used […]

Whole Peeled, Unpeeled and Rolled Oats

National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs: June 7

Compared to two weeks ago, FOB grower bids on organic feed corn 8.00, feed soybeans 16.75-17.00, and bids for feed wheat delivered elevator ranging 8.00-9.00 as demand increased. Feed corn traded one cent higher FOB with demand moderate on active trade. Feed soybean trades ranged 17.00-18.00 FOB on moderate demand and activity. Corn and soybean […]