Can organic no till work in the field?

Environmental benefit is part of organic market value, but organic weed management usually means tillage, commonly considered a black mark for soil health. Is there a middle ground? By Alexis Stockford OrganicBiz staff Hairy vetch may be the key to reducing tillage in organic farming, at least in the short term. Martin Entz, a professor […]

Whole Peeled, Unpeeled and Rolled Oats

National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs: October 11

USDA – Compared to two weeks ago, feed grade corn demand good, trading 48 cents lower as feed mills continue to fill positions getting to new crop. Forward contracting active. Feed grade soybean demand and activity very light. No forward contract activity. Soybean meal trade too limited to trend, but steady undertones noted. Food wheat […]

Organic grain firm picks up elevator near border

AGCanada.com – A Minneapolis startup in the organic grain business has bought a northwestern North Dakota elevator that further expands its southern Prairie catchment. Pipeline Foods — which has hung out its shingle as a buyer of organic, non-GMO wheat, pulses and oats for food and feed — announced on Oct. 3 it had bought […]

Whole Peeled, Unpeeled and Rolled Oats

National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs: September 27

USDA – Compared to two weeks ago, feed grade corn demand good, trading 88 cents higher as feed mills fill positions to get to new crop. Forward contracting active. Feed grade soybean demand and activity very light. Light forward contract activity. Soybean meal demand and trade activity good. Soybean oil trade too limited to trend, […]

Whole Peeled, Unpeeled and Rolled Oats

National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs: August 30

USDA – Compared to two weeks ago, feed grade corn demand good, trading one cent lower with cash bids steady to firm. Spot trade activity moderate. Q4‐Q1 forward contracting active. Feed grade soybean demand and activity light, trading 83 cents lower with cash bids remaining steady. Q4‐Q1 forward contract activity light. Soybean meal and soybean […]

The making of a green manure mix

By Alexis Stockford OrganicBiz staff For organic grain farmers without livestock such as Carnegie Farms north of Brandon, green manure has become a mainstay for nutrient management. Visitors to the fully organic operation’s field day Aug. 4 took in two green manure mixes, ranging from peas, beans, oats and buckwheat to a field with all […]