It’s not your grandparents’ farm

Ag Days talk highlights advancements being made to support modern organic farmers By Lorraine Stevenson OrganicBiz staff It’s often said Grandpa’s farm was organic — just because he used no chemical inputs. But how a past generation ran a farm and what present-day organic farmers do aren’t just years apart. Producers operating organic production systems […]

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 […]

MASC under fire at organic insurance update

Organic insurance has been a long-time sticking point for both producers, who say the program has significant flaws, and MASC, who say the program already loses money By Alexis Stockford OrganicBiz staff Organic producers are not happy with their crop insurance. Maurice Gaultier, Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) insurance sales and service manager for the […]