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 […]

New report highlights organic acres on Prairies

There are 1.4 million certified acres and 1,499 organic operations across the three Prairie provinces By Lorraine Stevenson OrganicBiz staff Western Canadian organic acreage appears to be stuck in neutral. Since 2014 the acreage has hovered around 1.4 million acres across the three Prairie provinces, according to Jill Guerra, research and special projects co-ordinator with […]

Field in the crop is food on the plate

Organic Day panel talks specs and critical crop management for meeting buyer quality requirements By Lorraine Stevenson Organic Biz staff  Mike Gallais knows quality when he sees it, and he’s impressed with what organic growers deliver. “I can tell just by looking at the (organic) samples,” said the co-owner of Portage la Prairie based Best […]

OPAM Farm Tour

OPAM Farm Tour at Alan and Shannon McKenzie’s farm, Nesbitt, Manitoba. You will see the following crops: hemp mustard pea-mustard intercrop oat-radish intercrop if time allows, visitors will also see a warm season cover crop and a small plot of pumpkins grown in mulch The tour will be followed by a potluck BBQ supper which […]