Need a nitrogen fix? Consider fababeans for your next crop

By Karen Briere OrganicBiz staff Regina – Organic farmers who are looking for the biggest nitrogen gain from adding a pulse to their rotation might want to consider fababeans. Saskatchewan provincial special crops specialist Dale Risula told a recent workshop for organic producers that while all pulses fix nitrogen, fababeans are at the top of […]

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Delayed harvest has mixed effect on organic prices

By Jade Markus OrganicBiz staff Excess moisture at the tail end of the growing season has had a varied effect on organic spot prices. Scarcity of pulses is driving values higher, while feed grains are moving lower. Read more: Organic Price Quotes: Late November Pulses Despite an increase in seeded area, excess moisture during the final weeks […]

Organic prices holding steady through harvest

Prices would normally be pressured lower this time of year but weather and quality issues could offset volumes By Jade Markus OrganicBiz staff Despite the ongoing harvest, most organic commodity prices are holding steady, bucking typical trends. But in coming months, quality issues could support select grains, while pressuring others. Related: Organic price quotes: Late September […]