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 […]

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 […]

Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron opening new organic pea plant in Saskatchewan

By OrganicBiz staff Oscar winner James Cameron and wife Suzy Amis Cameron today announced the formation of Verdient Foods Inc., a new pulse food processing facility in Vanscoy, Sask. Once fully operational, the 160,000 metric-ton facility will become the largest organic pea protein fractionation facility in North America. The Camerons have entered into a four-year research […]