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 […]

Field days for organic producers

OrganicBiz staff TCO Cert (TransCanada Organic Services) is holding a pair of field days on July 28. Its Alberta chapter — the Alberta Organic Producers Association — is holding its field day at the Daryl Cole Farm near Vegreville in conjunction with the Alberta Innovates Technology Futures research station. The research of interest to organic farmers […]

Hemp processors trying to attract organic product

By Robert Arnason OrganicBiz staff Canada’s hemp industry has a problem. Most consumers who buy hemp fall into the ‘health conscious’ category of shoppers, who are willing to pay a premium for foods loaded with protein and healthy oils. But those same people tend to consume organic foods and Western Canada doesn’t produce enough organic […]

Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance

“Hemp – It’s Growing” Meetings Learn – about hemp agronomics and the state of the industry and; Vote – regarding a Promotion and Research Agency levy